Friends 
2017
Rolling Hill Road    
2017
Two Trees in a Field   
2017
Striped Shirt and Suspenders
2017
Sitting on a Rock
2017
Swim Caps
2017
All Dressed Up
2017
Unwrappping
2017
The Dock The Boats
2017
The Tuba Player
2017
Reading on the Cabin Steps
2017
At the Game
2017
The Boyfriend Cadet
2017
In the Rocking Chair
2017
Car Fin
2017
Bonneville in Driveway
2017
The Scoreboard
2017
Cabin
2017
Christmas in Jackson Heights
2017
The Photographer
2017

All prints 12”x 16”    Pigment Ink on Hanhnemühle Photo Rag Ediiton of 6



Shortly after the death of my mother I found myself sorting through a box of negatives from when she was a young woman, before she was my mother. While handling these fragile objects I was driven by a desire to “do something” with them. Rather than attempting to make something that would impose an imperfect interpretation, I choose to represent them as the objects they are and present them “AS IS.”  I choose to obfuscate what was originally depicted, blocking access to its contents and relieving them from the burden of holding a memory; a memory now impossible to recall. A certain form of erasure occurs while a new narrative emerges. I do this because I feel I cannot speak for what these images meant to my mother and yet I have a desire to represent them none the less. Fingerprints and scratches, on both the film and the scanner bed, hold the traces of those that have touched them over time.



They say that at the end of life, the beginning returns. The two darknesses merge and the distance between the two collapses. If sorrow and beauty are connected, it may lie within the texture of longing. This project, for me, becomes a mapping of that empty space, the presence of absence.