What sort of tools do we have to cope with our memories? It bears consideration that most of the conflict in the world today, as played out on an individual level, springs from unresolved issues that linger in our respective histories. These may take the form of sense memories—pieces of our past that retain an extra-sensory quality, drawing us through time to re-experience things that hold emotional resonance within our psyches. This is precisely the effect I am after in my art practice; my works are “time-machines,” and through them, my hope is that both maker and viewer can find resolution.
Andrew Krieger is an interdisciplinary artist, merging a background in carpentry with a practice of oil painting, sculpture, and ceramics to create extra-dimensional devices that move the viewer through time and enable the processing of personal and collective memory.