Suspended between reality and estranged moments of the past, these pieces explore the idea of combining nostalgic flashbacks with present time. Energetic neon lines, vivid washes of color, and childlike imagery transport the viewer to a smoky childhood picnic, snippets of power lines, and house windows from backseat car rides. The layering of different media alludes to how our accumulation of personal memories can simultaneously color and infiltrate our new experiences in time.
Remembering the Missing in the Afternoon at the Parkway, Oil, Gouache, Charcoal, Graphite & Polaroid Emulsion Lifts on Cyanotype, 9 x 12 inches, 2021
Picnics & Secondhand Smoke, Oil, Gouache, Charcoal, Graphite & Polaroid Emulsion Lifts on Cyanotype, 9 x 12 inches, 2021
Oil, gouache, charcoal & polaroid emulsion lifts on canvas, 2021
"SHE NEVER LISTENS"
when mom and dad decided
they no longer wanted our two turtles anymore.
I remember the day when dad brought them to school for show and tell day, I was filled with joy.
but one day they didn’t want them anymore.
we drove to Petco, dad casually led us back to the aquarium section, lifted the lid on the turtle tank and put them back.
That was that.
“Mom Taught Me How to Steal Like a Pro at 16”
we ransacked Macy’s together
stole an Xbox from Best Buy
Sara would say, “this is my daughter Lillian, isn’t she so beautiful?”
Can still smell her DKNY perfume.
“She Thought She Always Had to Say Yes"
never meant to get engaged to a drug dealer at 19,
glad that didn't work out.