LINE OF SIGHT
Line of Sight is the latest chapter in the on-going project Evidence of Existence. The Evidence of Existence series examines the subjects of memory, identity, and invisible hierarchies, as well as grief and loss. Evidence of Existence illustrates the edifice of memory, and invites the viewer to examine the vestiges of relationships and emotions, as well as the opposing viewpoints in our family history that plant the formation of personal identity. Works in this series include staged narratives that consider the structure of personal identity through an investigation into the significance between place and memory and the relationship of grief and loss. This inquiry into memories of family and place will present challenges for the viewer to imagine what is authentic and/or invented. Evidence of Existence addresses these key aspects of the human condition by exploring the experience of familial relationships, the impression of memory, and the impact of grief.
Works in this series examine the artist’s struggle to understand the distinction between fact and fiction in regards to family history and cultural erasure. Conflicting narrations of place, family history, and the private homes they once inhabited were considered. The resonating connection to place and memories of a disruptive familial upbringing were also explored throughout this work. This place, a former bustling steel-town, now remains largely vacant, much like her grandfather’s house, yet a presence and physical/emotional pull remains. This work invites the viewer to consider the history of place, along with his or her own real or idealized truths and reflect upon experiences, memories, and emotions of loss, isolation, and identity through photographic imagery. How one’s world view may be formed based on the perspective of those you spend the most time with… Questions will always remain unanswered… Much like a link in a chain that never closes.