“Feelings of nostalgia occur from anything like a dress your mother used to wear, or a bumper sticker reminding you of your parents’ (or your own) first car. These are feelings I seek to bring about in the viewer looking at my work. I work with old family photographs, and although these photographs are personal to me, the viewer will have had similar experiences to the ones captured in photographs.
My figures are simplified and often made to look hazy and blurry. This depiction emphasizes the idea of memory being vague and elusive. This effect also removes the identity of the person from the original photograph. It makes the work universal and the figure representative of anyone the viewer wishes to see, tied to their own memories. The use of bright vivid colors is my way of reliving those memories anew.”