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Throughout my body of work, I turn the camera inward as I photograph the idiosyncratic traces of my surroundings often revealing psychological and emotional issues at stake abjectly through interpretations of childhood within the genre of self-portraiture. It is my intension to convey and acknowledge the human condition of hardship, strength and vulnerability.
This work is a re-visioning of my childhood using my children and myself as subjects. Drawing from personal narrative and understanding, I am observing, visually, the precariousness' of childhood experience with interpersonal undercurrents. Serving as a gateway, these images penetrate directly into my history conveying my mutual perception of both being a parent and being parented. In paying close attention to gestures, pauses, and subtleties in a situation I create images that are formally constructed within the chaotic atmosphere of our lives, displaying both the instability and vulnerability of our existence. Considering what takes place outside of the frame, my audience can relate those possibilities to narratives taking place within their own domestic lives.