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The recovery of memory parallels the process by which I make my work. Specifically, I am interested in how places embody loss of memory. I document and respond to places with personal resonance. I explore the tension inherent in using fragments to recreate a whole by presenting isolated moments and objects for the viewer. This strategy is supported by decontextualized forms within my work that point to a failure to connect to each other.

Excavated objects, unearthed at abandoned coal mines, are presented as contemplative icons to seek out the gaps in continuity; asking how memories fail us in the face of material evidence, and how we compensate by reimagining them. By combining elements of archaeology, personal history, and fiction, I set up an opposition between abstraction and figuration, past and present.

Artist Statement