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Co-Memory/Useless the Flowers

Prosthetic Memories

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Flashbulb Memories

SVP

Flashbulb Memory 1969, First Man on the Moon
ink, collagraph, etching, collage, graphite, watercolor
19'' x 26''
2007


Flashbulb Memory 1966, Civil Rights
ink, collagraph, colored pencil, housepaint, marker, graphite
19'' x 26''
2007


Flashbulb Memory 1968, MLK and RFK Assassinations
ink, lithography, relief, collage, graphite, rub-on vinyl
19'' x 26''
2005


Flashbulb Memory 1967, Detroit Riots
ink, collagraph, silkscreen, chine colle, watercolor, colored pencil
19'' x 26''
2007


Flashbulb Memory 1970, Kent State
ink, collagraph, graphite, collage
19'' x 26''
2007


Flashbulb Memory 1973, Roe vs Wade
ink, lithography, rub-on vinyl, inkjet transfer
19'' x 26''
2006


Flashbulb Memory 1973, Watergate
ink, woodcut, collage, lithography
19'' x 26''
2005


Flashbulb Memory 1974, Vietnam War
ink, lithography, collagraph, woodcut, digital collage
19'' x 26''
2005


Flashbulb Memory 1975, Fall of Saigon
ink, cast latex paint, lithography, collage
19'' x 26''
2007


Flashbulb Memory 1972, Munich Olympics
ink, lithography, collage, colored pencil, ballpoint pen
19'' x 26''
2005


Flashbulb Memory 1977, Elvis Presley
ink, lithography, collage
19'' x 26''
2006


Flashbulb Memory 1976, Idi Amin
ink, lithography, colored pencil, graphite, collage
19'' x 26''
2007


Flashbulb Memory 1979, 3 Mile Island
ink, lithography, collagraph, chine colle, watercolor
19'' x 26''
2005


Flashbulb Memory 1980, Mount St. Helens
ink, watercolor, cast latex paint, graphite, collage
19'' x 26''
2006


Flashbulb Memory 1980, John Lennon
ink, lithography, digital collage
19'' x 26''
2005


Flashbulb Memory 1986, Space Shuttle Challenger
ink, lithography, etching, collage
19'' x 26''
2005


Flashbulb Memory 1989, Exxon Valdez
ink, acrylic, colored pencil, collage
19'' x 26''
2006


Flashbulb Memory 1992, L.A. Riots
ink, lithography, rub-on lettering
19'' x 26''
2005


Flashbulb Memory 1989, Loma Prieta Earthquake
ink, watercolor, graphite, collage
19'' x 26''
2006


Flashbulb Memory 1994, O.J. Simpson Trial
ink, woodcut, graphite, inkjet transfer, rub-on vinyl
19'' x 26''
2006


Flashbulb Memory 1995, Oklahoma City Bombing
ink, acrylic paint, silkscreen, colored pencil, collage
19'' x 26''
2007


Flashbulb Memory 1997, Princess Diana
ink, lithography, collage, ballpoint pen
19'' x 26''
2006


Flashbulb Memory 2001, September 11th
ink, collagraph, lithography, collage
19'' x 26''
2006


Flashbulb Memory 1993, The Great Flood
ink, enamel, collagraph, graphite
19'' x 26''
2007


The monotypes in the series, Flashbulb Memories, explore the relationship between personal and cultural versions of history. The prints represent the fluid impression of memory images that I associate with major historical events of my lifetime. These kinds of memories are also known as flashbulb memories, "memories of the circumstances in which one first learned of a very surprising and consequential event" (Brown and Kulik, 1977).

The images become personalized homages to some of the most significant and idiosyncratic moments of the last four decades, among them the shootings at Kent State in 1970 and the death of Elvis Presley in 1977. In a sense, the depiction of these moments creates a subjective history and visual portrait of the American identity, albeit my own.

A book featuring the entire monotype series of Flashbulb Memories is available through Blurb here:

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All images © Lisa Bulawsky