Hair Net Painting

My work explores the fallible and incomplete nature of memory and how it is stored and challenged over time. I am interested in the relationship between painting and memory, the way events and people are remembered and the way memory and personal history are experienced and reconstructed. My images are inspired from school photographs, journalism accounts, family albums, objects, landmarks and interviews with individuals. These sources are used to examine the loss of memory and create new narratives by removing some of their original distinctions. Objects and landmarks are used to express the nature of how things and places are remembered through association. Childhood photographs are relied upon as a means to isolate and recreate a memory from an adult point of view. My work is often done in multiples reflecting the many possible reinterpretations of memory.