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Small sections of the most distressed area of a group of personal photographs, taken around 1948 in South Africa, the year of the parliamentary election that represented a turning point in the country's history, have been extraxted, enlarged and printed to the scale of the actual spaces and objects depicted. The surface of the image is held in place by a welded steel geometric polygon mesh, a digitized 3d CAD representation from the original paper photograph. Image and form are fused to function as a lens looking at both the past, by way of imagery carried on the surface that captures specific autobiographical moments, while remaining rooted in the present, by way of the object’s digitally derived facture. This process enables me to question how objects and images build and shed meaning over time within a screen-based culture. 2012 - 2014.