Telling the Line
Truthful storytelling often reveals a harsh reality. My work relates to the response the viewer may have when presented with an ambiguous signifier. For instance, these images imply many possible interactions within the home. Sometimes this relates to memory where seeing or experiencing something triggers a startling or overwhelming recall of a relationship to a person, place or event. Relationships between memory and the death of that memory can be restored with a single glance of the eye. For me this happened when I started to make images of my children. Through photographing my children I recognized parallels to my own childhood and a larger concept of childhood that is sometimes questionable, disturbing, or sexual. The work walks the line between the suggested and the explicit, drawing the viewer to experience their own connection, while confronting values of collective past experiences of being a child or parent.