As a mixed media artist, I gravitate towards
materials that address my conceptual concerns.
Photography’s ability to function as a memory
trigger is a facet of the medium that I am drawn to.
We look to photography to claim our place in the
world and our understanding of the world. Yet this
understanding only reflects a bias that is reflected
in the photograph taken and in the memories that we
bring to the image. The image itself, does not
necessarily embody this wealth of information, it
simply provokes the thought, taps a nerve, or
perpetuates an idea. Because we are continually
reconstructing our experiences over time, our
perception of those events is constantly in flux.
Whether good or bad, the further we move away from
the events, the more we fabricate what actually
occurred. The fraction of a second that is recorded
on film not only speaks to the specific moment that
the event took place but to the past and the
understanding that there could be great gaps between
the two. These gaps are what I explore in the