Where My Mind Resides
Using the abstraction of the landscape and self, I am creating a sense of memory and state of mind. I am Interested in visually representing the idea of how the more you remember a moment in time the more distorted it becomes. How memory can be ever present, but never really there. Creating the feeling of memory as a whole that consists of fragments and small intimate moments. The body, the self, is the grounding reality and the abstract environment represents where my mind resides. This project started out as a self reflection of emotions and a sense of change.
Choosing to print on watercolor paper to show the texture that affects each image and gives it its own character. The texture of the paper and layering of images represents how memory is always subjective. Printing on watercolor paper allows me to create cyanotypes over existing images, adding an extra layer to signify one's sense of distortion and impression of memory. The photographs turn into objects that can be shown on their own, but are more powerful together. Each time this work is displayed it changes depending on the mood and environment.