Our society views time, thought, energy as moving forward always progressing. In this classic view of time, we progress forward in a linear manner, collecting our experiences chronologically. It appears as though our experiences are compartmentalized and systematic. For most of us the way we experience time, energy and memory is not linear. I find the ribbon a rich subject because it stands as a metaphor for how I view time, thought, energy and memories. The ribbon is made up of many lines and though compromised of lines, the ribbon offers a different description. As life does, the ribbon bends in on itself, layers, doubles-back and creates circular patterns.
I intend for the ribbons to be evocative rather than descriptive. While I see the ribbon as a metaphor, it is intended to apply to the viewers own personal experience rather than describe an external past experience of someone else.