A reframed fragment of the most degraded area of photographs become my subjects to create new images that elevate the photographic object’s history, handling, and deterioration to monumental status. Reminiscent of artifacts, these works establish themselves as memory objects that have lost their indexical references to reality. What happens when our memory aids fail on a fundamental level - as objects? Through this reframing, distancing and doubling, these works function as a lens looking at the past, by way of imagery carried on the surface, while remaining firmly rooted in the present, by way of the object’s digitally derived facture. This dichotomy points to the shifting role of the photographic object as a memory object in our screen based culture and are therefore re-contextualized not just in time, but also in form, function and material - bridging representation and abstraction. 2013 - 2015.
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