Experience ‘Signatures, an Installation’ in the Fountain Gallery at Wailoa Center

  • Courtesy image

Wailoa Center’s Fountain Gallery is featuring through June 26 an installation exhibit by local artist Trudee Siemann.

This is Siemann’s second installation addressing her concept of “Elusive Memories.”


“The first signatures I requested (were) in 1965 from my family,” Siemann said. “I still have those signatures. In June 2014, I exhibited, ‘Elusive Memories,’ my photographic interpretation of dementia. Shortly after that I remember thinking, ‘How would their, or anyone’s signature, change with the passing of time?”

Siemann started this project in August 2015, ending December 2018. Sixteen people participated.

The instructions were simple: First, on one card stock write their birth year, then on another sign their first name, date and time. All wrote with the same writing utensil and inscribed on the same card stock.

These images are a continuation of the ongoing “Elusive Memories” project.


Wailoa Center, located at 200 Piopio St. in Hilo, is free and opened to the public from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, call 933-0416, email wailoa@yahoo.com or visit wailoacenter.com.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Star-Advertiser's TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email hawaiiwarriorworld@staradvertiser.com.