Randomly Accessed Memories

The “Randomly Accessed Memories” works, started during the pandemic and triggered by a period of introspection, allude to my origins. I was born in Romania and emigrated to USA. These works combine traditional, hundred-plus year old, cross-stitch patterns from Romania (patterns I remember from my grandparents village) with new technologies, such as custom-designed circuit boards (my college specialization, which allowed me to find a new home in United States). For me, these works represent a way to process the grief of last year, mirror the slow pace of the quarantine, and to bridge two seemingly unconnected facets of my life.

Randomly Accessed Memory #4 Embroidery on custom circuit board. 2020
Randomly Accessed Memory #6 Embroidery on custom circuit board. 2020
Randomly Accessed Memory #15 Embroidery with ceramic resistors on custom circuit board. 2020
Randomly Accessed Memory #16 Embroidery with diodes on custom circuit board. 2020
Randomly Accessed Memory #20 Embroidery on custom circuit board. 2021
Randomly Accessed Memory #21 Embroidery on custom circuit board. 2021