Memory is a though of something that one has seen, done or experienced previously, and it contains both good and bad things. As time goes by,
we would recall those past events that happened with our family, beloved one, and friends. Some events and somewhere in the past remind us and bring us back to the time when we had fun with a lot of toys, and to the time when we ran through the field in the countryside. They remind us that
we had exciting events, loss, and farewell. All of those are in our brain and subconscious mind. When something alike past events stimulates our mind, it will remind us of those past events again. All those stories and atmosphere will pop up in our mind every time we think of them.
From such beliefs mentioned earlier, those stories and events are composed in the form of mixed media art titled “Distortion of my memory”, the work of female artist, Kamonchanok Phon-ngam (Pak-bung) who has shown her works in Beijing International Art Biennale, China, Beppu ASIA BIENNALE, Beppu Art Museum Oita, Japan and other several art exhibitions in Thailand and foreign countries since 2007 up until now. “My works are inspired from the fear hidden in my subconscious mind, it is the feeling that I’m afraid of being alone, being separated away from beloved ones, and that the beloved things will be stolen. We usually hold on to those stories, but we will learn eventually that we meet to leave after spending more time being alone. When we have positive thinking, the fear that confines us for a long time gives us freedom and arts to heal our mind with the expression through the arts that convey attitude on the preservation of good
feelings that happen around us,”
The artist has brought real materials to impart the thoughts in order to show the preservation, the concealment, the sustainability, and the commemoration of the beloved and binding things. With the application of those materials that she uses to create her works—table, chair, cup, plate, and picture frame—by wrapping with hand sewing method, adhering with clothes and knitting with yarn, they show the clue of binding and wiring that reveals the distortion of mind and transforms the idea in to the concrete. Those portray her memory and push away her fear to Her works show the implications that correspond with the idea which stated that everything in the world keeps changing
through times, nothing lasts forever. Many stories happen to teach us to realize that to meet and depart is the way of life. However the stories stored in our brain can be recalled anytime. This is related to the belief of “the mind is more important than the substance and only the mind is the truth.” The knots of ideas are deeply buried in the memory overlaying with long and complicated stories of the things we loved, bound, saw, familiarized, and became the distortion of memory hiding the state of mind which cannot be seen with bare eyes.