Gather (work in progress)
During the summer of 2019 I came across a fallen magnolia pod in the driveway of the
house I was staying in at the time. As a response to my infatuation of the seed, I sent an image of it to my mother. Several weeks later after moving to Wisconsin, I received a box in the mail from my mother that was filled with magnolia pods. This was the same day my mother made a life changing decision that I believed would change our relationship.
In Gather, I explore what it means to transform physical collections made by my mother and myself into imprints, or ghosts, suggesting the distance that exists within our connection. Through process, I am exploring the nature of representation and re-interpretation, how we understand physical space, temporary record keeping, relationship, and connection.
Gelatin silver prints, digital prints, blown glass, collected ephemera, light, and meditation