Chasing the Years
This project began with images taken during the COVID-19 pandemic, and has expanded beyond that, delving into my cell phone "archives" (aka, my Google Drive). 2020 has been hectic and slow as molasses at the same time. I have had (some) time to think and reflect, revisit the memories and moments that have made life, at least my life, what it is. Too often we as a society rush ahead, chasing whatever it is that drives us- for some people that is fame, or money, power, or escape. Rarely do we reflect on what was, or just take time to live in the moment.
"Chasing the Years" is an autobiographical series which explores the passage of time and memory. Images taken with my cell phone serve as snapshots from my point of view, of all the moments that make up every day life- from moments of intimate quiet, to the repetitive daily graind, from the significant to the mundune.
Each image is worked, and reworked, sanded, layered, obscured and preserved, in such a way as to retain the moment, and fill in the gaps of the memory. But also by this process, the integrity of the memory is comprimised, as the images become disintegrated with each new layer, echoing how memory fades over time- despite all of my attempts to retain the moment.
All of the pieces in the series comprise of image/photo transfer, layered pourings, thin tissue paper, graphite and acrylic. Many images are still in progress. The collection included here reflect the most "complete" pieces of small works that will be compiled into a larger installation.