The photographic work I have created thus far is embedded inside of my deepest and darkest memories. There are instances in our lives where verbal and written expression is too cumbersome and visual representation becomes necessary. I often work in black and white as it is effective in conveying the feeling of emptiness and melancholy after loss or a traumatic episode.
Once the images of these memories are created, they become a separate part of me that I can easier evaluate and self-reflect upon. The experience of being able to see the product in the physical world and having other persons identify with or be able to elaborate upon the tableau is transformative and purifying. The images of memories as well as some fictions are no longer my own and are free to leave my mind to be transformed by someone else’s, allowing me to move on.
My most recent work titled Un(earthed), is a work in which I explore the expression of strangers' loss through public and private memorials. The work also acts as a memorial for a loved one lost during the creation of the series and reflects on how we not only mourn people, but animals as well.