Paper cutting and trace monotypes on found photographs.
Text written by the artist.
6 x 4 inches each.
Through my work, I explore connections of reality and memory to investigate the role of episodic memory on perception. With my own lack of episodic memory, I find it difficult to visually remember my past and because of this, I am interested in the malleability of all memory. For my piece titled Timelines, I selected photographs from my childhood as well as photographs belonging to strangers from the same time period. I then used the trace monotype printing process to alter the memories to align more closely with the way I feel they should be remembered. We often treat photographs like ultimate truth but by adding the monotypes, I am treating perception as Truth and shifting my reality to fit that perception instead. Once the memories match perception, I then removed the text. When all of the memories are stacked, portions of the moments bleed into one another through the words.