Tree rings can tell us much about the passing of time, their shapes and thicknesses telling us stories of the past. They represent time, growth, and nourishment. Reading a cross section is, however, also an interpretation. The memories we carry can be written and rewritten depending on how we craft our stories — in sustaining our rings, we grow our own narratives. Passage follows the thread of history as tree rings over time. They are malleable, affording the self a new vision of the past as lines thicken and intersect, weaving felt emotions and happenings into fresh narratives.
Alicia Guo (she/her) is an artist and computer science student at MIT thinking about HCI, co-creativity, and tools for artists. She loves cooking, museums, and finding ways to turn spaces into places.