The Alchemy of Memory

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Artist statement

My artistic process is an act of intuition, investigation, and the amalgam of seemingly random objects. By merging photography with painting, portraiture with dreamed landscapes, my images blur the boundaries between the real and the unreal. I invite the viewer to engage with me in an imaginative discourse and to enter into a world of dreams and memory.

These dream-like visions are constructed of photographs I’ve taken as well as discarded portraits of long-forgotten ancestors. My images are intended to evoke a sense of transience, longing, memory, and dislocation.

In composing my images, I pay tribute to the collage artists and pictorialists of the late 19th century, as well as to the magical realists and surrealists who followed.

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