A B O U T
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THE MEMORY BLOCKS
ARE A LIMITED , COLLABORATIVE , GIFT-GIVING SERIES
BASED ON SHARED MEMORIES .
YOUR MEMORY + MY WORK = THEIR GIFT
4 EASY STEPS :
SUBMIT A MEMORY YOU SHARE WITH ANOTHER .
CONTRIBUTE A MEMORY FOR THE SERIES BY FILLING OUT & SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION.
A MEMORY BLOCK IS MADE BASED ON YOUR STORY .
THE BLOCKS ARE MADE OF PAINTED WOOD & ARE ROUGHLY 5”X 5” IN SIZE. EXAMPLES CAN BE FOUND IN THE GALLERY. THE CURRENT PRICE FOR A MEMORY BLOCK IS $200 USD (WHICH INCLUDES U.S. TAX, SHIPPING & HANDLING). PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS ARE MADE THROUGH PAYPAL AND A PAYPAL-BILLABLE E-MAIL SHOULD BE USED WHEN APPLYING. ACCOUNTS ARE BILLED ONLY IF A MEMORY IS ACCEPTED.
YOUR BLOCK IS SHIPPED TO THE INDIVIDUAL WITH WHOM YOU SHARE THE MEMORY .
ONCE PAYMENT IS SECURED, BLOCKS TAKE APPROXIMATELY 2-4 WEEKS FOR DELIVERY USA (48) & 4-6 WEEKS THE REST. A SMALL CARD IS INCLUDED WITH EACH BLOCK TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE GIVER & THE OCCASION (IF ANY).
THE SURPRISED RECEIVER RECOUNTS THEIR SIDE OF THE MEMORY .
FINALLY, THE MEMORY BLOCK MAY BE DISPLAYED IN THE GALLERY ALONG WITH A PORTION OF THE GIVER & RECEIVER’S RECOLLECTION.
T A P H E R E
ABOUT THE ARTIST
FROM "25TH ANNIVERSARY", 1995
"The Memory Blocks began with a single card I made and mailed to my parents for their 25th wedding anniversary. In it were a series of construction paper cut-out vignettes depicting our family’s favorite and most often referenced moments. I listened over the phone as my family deciphered each image, laughed and remembered. Through the Memory Blocks series, I hope to provide the same giving experience, the same new memento and gather the variety of events that connect us to each other and help bring meaning to our relationships."
Joseph Christiaan Palladino attended Maryland Institute College of Art before graduating from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers. Chris spent several creative years as a member of the band Danielson. He currently lives and works as an artist in the greater Philadelphia area with his wife and three children. www.jxiaan.com