Keiko Sato: ‘Imagination is memory’ – James Joyce

When I was a student in art school, a teacher told me that artists always need to have an antenna so they can pick up interesting things. It's important to keep these things in a sketchbook. I haven't written or drawn a lot in my sketchbook, but I remember what I found interesting.

 

Recently I have read the book, ‘A novelist as a profession’ by Haruki Murakami. In this book Murakami mentions something James Joyce once said: ‘Imagination is memory.’

Imagination is a combination of fragmental memories, which are lacking coherence, can be intuitive and might have foresight.

 

I selected some images from books, films, architecture and holidays which are stored in my memory drawers.