Ashley Frazier

I am interested in how seemingly small losses accumulate to form larger masses, and how this relates to identity, memory, and perception. Currently, my process involves collecting and cataloging my own hair as it is lost overtime. My work presents an autobiographical map displaying memory in a nonlinear fashion. I am interested in navigating what becomes lost or hidden in the layers of perception and exploring how ideation occurs from recollection. The duality between past and present informs my material selection and process. In this way, the fragility and delicacy of material reveals a personal vulnerability. I seek to evoke the tension between the chosen material and the way in which it is presented. Concepts of identity, memory, and perception surface in different ways depending how the medium is used and what it creates.