art practice

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Through the use of photographic montage, mixed media, textiles, and sculptural treatment of photographs, my work is an investigation of memory, family, and the role these play in our collective humanity. My practice focuses on the use of multiple collage techniques to create what feels like a chaotic stew of memories. I employ a breaking and mending process in all my work, taking ripped and cut fragments and healing them back together in unexpected combinations . Deconstruction of imagery forces contemplation. Reconstruction acts as a mending of that which feels broken or disparate. Together these processes result in my constructed memory of my life experiences. At the heart of my work is the notion that it is the ordinary in life that is truly extraordinary, that memories are fluid and ever-changing. We construct them, color them, and store them deep in our minds for when they are needed.