Diary strip mine: memory landscapes (2001- ) this painting series questions the lost of memory after a trauma event and the process of recovery to reverse memory loss. The process begins with remembering landscapes I had lived. The lost landscapes represented topographical memories of layering and interlacing with multitude color strips, a painterly language I invented to deconstruct the natural and architectural landscape into film reels of paint that told a story no longer remembered. The lost of memory took place at 11:00am. Using this information, the colors created a narrative that took place at 11:00am on any given day and reflected a particular mood in the landscape at that specific moment in time. I created the narrative by correlating each color to a letter of the Latin alphabet, using a set of laws that constructed a painterly narrative text in each painting and allowed me to express my thoughts around the events of my attack and recovery. The construction of the paintings and the construction of the narrative parallel each other and recreate the scarring that each experience leaves behind, thereby opening up the space and landscape of memory.