The snapshots of memory fail to tell an accurate story; they are dynamic, imprecise, fleeting, unsteady. My collaged prints are based in the reality of my past, and evoke associations and feelings of reminiscence for things lost and places forgotten.
These collaged prints consist of photographs transferred through the photo-etching process to copper plates. This process is the filter of time through which these images are seen, eroded and forgotten. During each step of the physical process the images endure beautiful degradation. Left behind is the resemblance of a recollection, blurred details, missing sections and decay that represent the toll time takes on a memory.
The framed fragments of life create a disorienting, yet recognizable space where the emotional tone remains constant. Formal structure creates balance between the physically recognizable artifacts and abstraction of form. Subtle, teary colors and moody lighting in the chine colle'd photographs evoke a sense of lamentation made isolating by the layering of restrictive foreground elements presented compositionally.
I strive to see familiarity in places where none exists and hope my work will evoke something lost for me. With no specific class or time reference, the images are historically inexact and evocative in their obscurity.