Photos by Denver Cramer.
Jasmines work seeks to illuminate the connections between memories and the environment.
In attempts to capturing unique moments among the infinity of temporal possibilities, Jasmine begins her work by exploring peoples memories and descriptions of impactful environment. This is done through texture, colour, sensation and felt sense. Through these descriptions, Jasmine comes to see a new and more authentic viewpoint, an unfiltered image, fictitious or not, a human story. These unearthed memories become the tactile layers of her work.
Recent developments in neurobiology have shown that memory is an active and constructive process, and that “the mind constantly re-assembles old impressions and attaches them to new information”. Most memory researchers “deny that the mind is capable of precisely reproducing the exact imprints of prior experience,” including precisely recalling memories of smells, images or sensations. It is precisely these fragmented, distorted, sensory and emotional elements that I examine and bring into physical and tactile form.
By fusing psychology, art, and environmental studies, Jasmine offers an outlook laced with possibility and a reminder of the awe-inspiring setting humanity depends on.
Jasmine consciously choses to convey the sublimity as opposed to the devastation when working with memory, if one is able to experience the beauty of these inner and outer landscapes, perhaps it will inspire hope.