Memory Oganites, gifts for the daughters of Nicholas Farah, 2021
Items from Nicholas’s collection including stones, minerals and jewelry, in cast resin
1.5 x 1.75 inches; each
Orgonites are a new-age invention believed to emit positive energies resulting from the interactions among the combined materials. In collaboration with the families of Nicholas Farah and Rafael Olivas, Emily Budd used precious ephemeral materials of these two men whose lives were stolen by police violence to transform the relics of their lost dreams into a representation of positive renewal.
Memory Gem to Ralfy Olivas, gift for his mother Alma Chavez, 2021
Sand and shells collected by Alma and Ralfy in Hawaii, in cast resin 3 x 2 x 1.5 inches
Slideshow of memory gem and orgonites.