Artist StatementThe past is one of the most essential building blocks to one’s character, yet memory is a highly complex concept. Over time, one’s memory of specific instances can be distorted, recreated and combined with others to create new experiences. The influence from the memories of others can also affect the way one recalls their own experiences. This exaggeration of memories is the primary focus of my work. To me, memory is an ever-evolving aspect of our minds—each moment existing in the shadow of the subsequent one. It is a fragile and decaying, yet beautiful and delicate part of the unconscious that I sought to explore. The work can be described as “nostalgic” and ephemeral as the pieces stand as fragments that influence this modified experience that the viewer can develop and relate to their own. The goal of the work is to borrow aspects from the memory of other’s, mold them into my own and fabricate new ones for others to borrow from.
Born and raised in Paris, France, Sarah-twiggy Boyer moved to the United States at the age of 13 where she attended Coconut Creek High School in Coconut Creek, Florida. During her junior year in high school, she was awarded several first place prizes and entered multiple contests, including the “Holocaust Remembrance” contest in which she successfully achieved first place enabling her piece to be permanently exhibited at the “ Holocaust Documentation and Education Center “ in Hollywood, FL. In 2008, she was awarded the Presidential Scholarship to attend the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and majored in painting with a curatorial studies concentration. During her second an third year there she acquired an internship with George Ciscle, the head of the Curatorial Department at MICA and at Art With A Heart. During her years at MICA, Boyer has participated in many group exhibitions and she now continues working in Baltimore, MD.