I use objects from my home, such as dishes and decorations passed down from my family, with other household items, to compose still life scenes. I then photograph these scenes and digitally composite them. The composites are set in a square format and made into prints, or further composited and animated into digital video format.
As I’ve come into parenthood and middle age (almost simultaneously), I have found myself seeking family histories that have been lost with the passing of time and family. Through the staging of these objects, I seek to build a relationship between past and present. I emphasize the fragmentation of personal histories that exist as physical and increasingly digital artifacts by photographing, juxtaposing, manipulating, printing, cutting and scanning, and animating them against a background of constructed interior spaces.