BACK and FORTH explores the need for humans to remain connected with the past. A candy wrapper may be kept in a wallet for years, at first unintentionally, but in time becoming a tool to describe a nondescript but pleasant meal with loved ones. A scarf may be carefully stored in a closet simply because it carries the very precise scent of a family member's face lotion. Such keepsakes were exhibited in dialogue with artworks, recordings, and journal entries contributed by the public. BACK and FORTH was curated by the 2017–2018 Art Honors Program at the University of Maryland, College Park.