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"MEMORY IS A SHAPESHIFTER, AFFECTED BY THE GENTLE NUDGES AND HEARTY BLOWS OF NOT ONLY OUR OWN BIAS BUT THAT OF THE PEOPLE AROUND US. THE PEOPLE WHO KNEW US WHEN. THE PEOPLE FUZZY IN THE BACKGROUND, OR FRONT AND CENTER. 

 

WHILE GOING THROUGH WISPS OF YELLOWED, BROKEN-EDGED CHILDHOOD ARTWORK AS AN ADULT, I DISCOVERED A NARRATIVE THAT WAS NOT JUST THE HISTORY OF MY CHILDHOOD, BUT THE HISTORY OF MY MOTHER AND HOW SHE SAW AND SHAPED ME. THE BITS OF MY YOUTH AND OF MY BECOMING THAT SHE DEEMED WORTHY OF REMEMBRANCE COMPRISED THE COLLECTION. AND IN IT, I TOUCHED A TENDER SPOT OF WHO SHE WAS AS A MOTHER FROM MY ADULT PERSPECTIVE, MYSELF A MOTHER NOW AND FULL OF EMPATHY AND KNOWING. 

 

THE EXPERIENCE WAS THOUGHT-PROVOKING AROUND THE IDEA OF MEMORY AS WELL. WHAT IS OURS. WHAT BELONGS TO THE COLLECTIVE. WHAT HAS BEEN BESTOWED ON US BY THOSE THAT LOOKED AFTER US. AND THE TRUSTWORTHINESS OF OUR MEMORY. 

 

THIS PIECE REPRESENTS THE FRACTAL PATTERNS OF FAMILY, LIFE STAGES, RELATIONSHIP AND HUMANITY. FLIGHT PATTERN IS AN EXERCISE, AN ATTEMPT TO CAPTURE THAT FLEETING FEELING OF WHAT WAS, AND THE DISCOVERIES OF WHAT WAS. A READJUSTMENT OF THE HISTORY BOOK OF ME. AND A PERSONAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY THAT COULD ALSO BE CATEGORIZED AS A BIOGRAPHY."

- MEGHAN DEROMA

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Meghan DeRoma (b. 1978, Chicago, IL, US) is a visual artist working in collage, painting, sculpture, storytelling, and psyche. She is a mother and a wife and currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. 

 

DeRoma received her BFA in sculpture/minor in psychology, from Miami University, OH, in 2000. After an evolving career in graphic design, branding, and creative direction, she founded a sustainable toy company in 2016 and began to write and illustrate children's books. This was a turning point, a return to her focus on art. She has done coursework in the arts at the Art Institute of Chicago and Columbia University, Chicago, depth psychology research through Animas Valley Institute and the CJ Jung Institute of Los Angeles, and creative writing at Harvard University.

 

DeRoma’s work has been shown at Tryst 2023 and Nomad II 2023 with the Torrance Art Museum, Dorado 806 Projects (solo show, group shows) where she is also a founder and curator, the Women United Art Magazine (cover artist, Women Artist Prize finalist), The Other Art Fair, the Venice Art Walk, 100 Pieces, The Assistance League of LA, Casa LA Wine + Art, a private show at CHTV curated by Yiwei Lu, and the Society of Illustrators Museum in New York and Taos Abstract Artists Collective (forthcoming). Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, Booooooom, Design Sponge, and Communication Arts. 

"Unbounded joy expands from the center outward as a reflection on human becoming. 

 

I work in mixed media collage using found papers, personal ephemera, paint, fabric, and archetype. My practice involves gathering color, paper fragments, threads and images on the muddy path of the constant unfolding of being a woman and weaving the stories of the past, of personal and collective memory, of the land, and of myth with the present moment in service of a soulful future. Through the process of the deconstruction of these found fragments and reconstruction, archetypal symbols emerge. I explore themes of the intricacy and nuance of human relationships—our relationship to Self, to “other”, women’s relationship with nature, and as an animal species, our inherent wildness. In all of these relationships, there are patterns to be found, and patterns interrupted, but stepping back, they all converge in a picture of wholeness."

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MEGHAN DEROMA
WEBSITE: www.mderoma.art
IG: @mderoma.art

 
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