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Artist Statement

 

Stories put us in touch with our origins, binding us to a collective culture and set a context for understanding ourself and our history.  Stories bring identity and add significance to our personal and collective existence.  I am interested in the shifting fluidity of how our Story is told over time and how memory plays a malleable and emotional role in the telling and shaping of these recollections.

I have been on a quest to mine new anecdotes that arise from family conversations, photographs and inherited treasures.  Out of these accumulated artifacts and stories, I extract new narratives to present as fresh visual tableaux.  I blend digital contemporary imagery and ideas with historical relics to create a new folklore that transcends a chronological timeline.  This series of work contains a mix of imagination, facts and recollections that invite a dialogue concerning trace memory, identity, origin, ancestry and history.