sewn: diary

my daily diary, archival photos, thread.

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sewn : diary


I keep a daily photo diary to document my family and my life.

As with many diaries, the process provides memory, understanding, and quiet expression

in a complex and fast moving world.

With this imagery, I cut, rip, reorder, and deconstruct prints.

I then, reassemble deconstructed image parts using thread.

This process allows me to reimagine memories,

challenge what I see and feel, and pull together experiences into one representation.

I am not tied to precise chronology or a linear train of thought.

I find life’s experiences to be a combination of independent,

non-linear moments that we construct into memories.

I question what part of memory is the image we take and what is in our mind.

I consider memory a fluid construct, ever changing and growing.

I composite my imagery in a manner that reflects this notion.

Red thread binds the content.

Red for the blood, anger, and love found in the everyday.

A varnish congeals the images together in one sculptural entity.

What is memory and what is photograph?

For me they collide and act as one.