Critical Bedrock is an archive of my record collection and, more abstractly, my memories. My record collection is something I am very connected to and allows me to connect to my parents. My mom and dad’s collection was handed down to me at a very fragile moment of my life and allowed me to focus on growing and expanding it into something bigger. Since then, I have added so many new records to it and I plan on gaining more and more throughout my life. Collecting has become a favorite hobby and the music I collect has been a consistent huge passion of mine that weaved its way into my interest in graphic design. Seeing the designs on all of the albums that I own and seeing the artwork created for bands fueled a passion in me. Now, I have a more expansive practice, but music is still at the forefront and that is what this book is meant to showcase.
Critical Bedrock is a physical symbol of what I am passionate about and serves as something I can carry with me and add to. Music is a powerful force that many have been touched by and I am grateful to have this collection as a force of my own. My collection makes me feel safe, accepted and protected. I want this book and posters to serve as a snapshot into my collection and design practice to see how much it will grow.