"The formation of memories gives us all a sense of who we are as human beings. For an artist, this can be as immediate as turning one’s gaze from the object to the easel. Other types of memory involve recalling skills, techniques and ideas gained through careful study and observation. Artists also create rich storehouses of impressions and images from which to form their own individual visual vocabulary. In so doing, they offer visual expressions of the world which can relate to shared, or communal experiences. The art of memory can thus also be the art of empathy."