It is through pictures that our earliest memories are confirmed, and re-experienced. While memories may prove to be concrete in some cases, they are never as tangible as an object. It is in the creation of the photograph, a truthful object, that it becomes a confirmation of certain individual truths. These truths not only clarify the experience for the maker but also for the viewer ultimately appeasing both.
It is this idea that I explore in my work, the conscious uses of the camera, negatives, and layering to verify my memories in a manner that pushes me to reexamine my past. In investigating these images I am able to piece together a more informed view of my family's history for memory is a starting point yet is seldom the beginning of a narrative. My layered photographs have the same ambiguity that memories often have: fleeting moments of imagery captured in the mind’s eye and in my case with my camera’s lens.