Kate Rosewell uses psychological theory to inspire her work. Her mind is the first point of call for ideas, where ‘Memoir of my Youth’ is no different. The series aims to depict the highs and lows of childhood memory. After turning twenty-one in the pandemic, Rosewell has used the opportunity to reflect on her childhood that she now longs for. The freedom of the past compared to the rules of the present makes her childhood seem much more desirable. Rosewell’s experience with brain fog and her memories of insignificant trauma have driven the work where she has portrayed how such memory repeats in both mind and life as one ages.
"Memory is the greatest of artists" - Maurice Baring