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Untitled

Untitled

We shape our lives through use, then abandonment, yet we feel the need to record in order to preserve what has past. Sometimes, this paradoxical cycle can be confusing. I am attracted to landscapes that feel familiar but instill an uneasy and irreconcilable sense of mystery.

I recently came upon my grandparents’ photo albums. Through scrutiny of the people in each snapshot, that sense of unease over the visual features returned. Even with their first-hand accounts, I found the need to fantasize in order to understand what was occurring in the photographs. And, the stories I created did not seem so farfetched.

By pairing family photographs alongside my landscape photographs, I further abstract each piece’s individual meaning. Through this decisive level of distortion I compel the viewer to create their own stories for the images, thus exploring the visual world, familiarity, and the idea of memories for themselves. What is worth holding onto and what is worth leaving behind?

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2010 / 12x18" / Inkjet Print   

Off of Elmwood

Off of Elmwood

2010 / 12x19" / Inkjet Print

Untitled

Untitled

2011 / 12x19" / Inkjet Print

Untitled

Untitled

2010 / 12x19" / Inkjet Print

The Jury's Gone

The Jury's Gone

2010 / 12x19" / Inkjet Print

 

A Lonely Place

A Lonely Place

011 / 12x19" / Inkjet Print

 

Apple Orchard

Apple Orchard

2010 / 12x19" / Inkjet Print

Untitled, 12:30 A.M.

Untitled, 12:30 A.M.

2011 / 12x19" / Inkjet Print

Bike Trail

Bike Trail

2011 / 12x19" / Inkjet Print

Somewhere Between Buffalo & Rochester

Somewhere Between Buffalo & Rochester

2010 / 12x19" / Inkjet Print

Route 81

Route 81

2011 / 12x19" / Inkjet Print

Futures

Futures

2011 / 12x18" / Inkjet Print

Untitled

Untitled

​2011 / 12x19" / Inkjet Print

Moth Balls in October

Moth Balls in October

2010 / 12x19" / Inkjet Print

Hospital

Hospital

2011 / 12x19" / Inkjet Print

Windshield / Big Man

Windshield / Big Man

2011 / 12x19" / Inkjet Print

Untitled

Untitled

2011 / 12x19" / Inkjet Print

Untitled

Untitled

2010 / 12x19" / Inkjet Print

Full Moon

Full Moon

2011 / 12x19" / Inkjet Print

Dead End

Dead End

2011 / 12x19" / Inkjet Print

Put Me Down

Put Me Down

2011 / 12x19" / Inkjet Print

Gloria

Gloria

2011/ This is my Grandmother, these are her albums.

Edward

Edward

2011/  This is my grandfather, these are his albums

Untitled

We shape our lives through use, then abandonment, yet we feel the need to record in order to preserve what has past. Sometimes, this paradoxical cycle can be confusing. I am attracted to landscapes that feel familiar but instill an uneasy and irreconcilable sense of mystery.

I recently came upon my grandparents’ photo albums. Through scrutiny of the people in each snapshot, that sense of unease over the visual features returned. Even with their first-hand accounts, I found the need to fantasize in order to understand what was occurring in the photographs. And, the stories I created did not seem so farfetched.

By pairing family photographs alongside my landscape photographs, I further abstract each piece’s individual meaning. Through this decisive level of distortion I compel the viewer to create their own stories for the images, thus exploring the visual world, familiarity, and the idea of memories for themselves. What is worth holding onto and what is worth leaving behind?

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2010 / 12x18" / Inkjet Print   

Off of Elmwood

2010 / 12x19" / Inkjet Print

Untitled

2011 / 12x19" / Inkjet Print

Untitled

2010 / 12x19" / Inkjet Print

The Jury's Gone

2010 / 12x19" / Inkjet Print

 

A Lonely Place

011 / 12x19" / Inkjet Print

 

Apple Orchard

2010 / 12x19" / Inkjet Print

Untitled, 12:30 A.M.

2011 / 12x19" / Inkjet Print

Bike Trail

2011 / 12x19" / Inkjet Print

Somewhere Between Buffalo & Rochester

2010 / 12x19" / Inkjet Print

Route 81

2011 / 12x19" / Inkjet Print

Futures

2011 / 12x18" / Inkjet Print

Untitled

​2011 / 12x19" / Inkjet Print

Moth Balls in October

2010 / 12x19" / Inkjet Print

Hospital

2011 / 12x19" / Inkjet Print

Windshield / Big Man

2011 / 12x19" / Inkjet Print

Untitled

2011 / 12x19" / Inkjet Print

Untitled

2010 / 12x19" / Inkjet Print

Full Moon

2011 / 12x19" / Inkjet Print

Dead End

2011 / 12x19" / Inkjet Print

Put Me Down

2011 / 12x19" / Inkjet Print

Gloria

2011/ This is my Grandmother, these are her albums.

Edward

2011/  This is my grandfather, these are his albums

Untitled
Off of Elmwood
Untitled
Untitled
The Jury's Gone
A Lonely Place
Apple Orchard
Untitled, 12:30 A.M.
Bike Trail
Somewhere Between Buffalo & Rochester
Route 81
Futures
Untitled
Moth Balls in October
Hospital
Windshield / Big Man
Untitled
Untitled
Full Moon
Dead End
Put Me Down
Gloria
Edward