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Memory Wall

Diana MacKenzie

If you stop by the Art Studio in the month of February you'll notice a fantastic splash of color on the back wall we created after a trip to the office supply store*. This will be a space for visitors to share their most important memories during our project Telling Our Stories, starting this Wednesday. Here's how we made the pattern:

Last week, Studio volunteers Jenn, Nancy, and Sarah worked tirelessly creating a giant grid of 4"x4" squares using a ruler and a laser level (best invention ever!).

Next, Cindy and Jane, also Studio volunteers, filled in each square across the grid with Post-its following a pattern I drew with colored pencils on some graph paper.

Little by little throughout the day...

The pattern began to take shape...

Until finally...

The grid was finally complete and is ready to be filled with memories! We asked guests to answer on of the following questions on a sticky note and add it into our installation.

  • What is your happiest memory?
  • Describe a memory shared with your best friend or a family member. 
  • Where is your favorite place to go? Why?
  • What is the best gift you've ever given? Received?
  • What is the best thing you've ever learned?


Diana, smiling wearing an orange scarf and brown shirt.

Diana MacKenzie

Public Art Program Educator from 2007-2016, Diana has a BFA in Printmaking from Syracuse University and creates mixed-media works inspired by her travels, combining her interests in printmaking and sculpture. She received her M.A.T. from Mount Holyoke College in June 2017, and continues teaching visual arts to children and adults.