PORTFOLIO

Artist Statement

I’m often overcome with nostalgia. Its bitterness weighs heavy at the corners of my heart while its sweetness conjures up belly laughs and gratitude for moments once lived. It is through my work that I honor this beautifully complex emotion.

 

When researching nostalgia, I became particularly fascinated with the brain’s process of storing and recalling memories — our brains record snippets of detail and emotion and then rely on our basic understanding of the world to fill the gaps. Memories are hazy and distorted, they fade over time. 

 

The photograph can act as an antidote for fading memories. I’m interested in what arises when the photograph emulates the distorted visual qualities but salient emotions of a memory instead. I attempt to document how we feel the world around us, rather than how we see it. This is the inspiration for my body of work. 

Blury and soft San Francisco Skyline with Bay Bridge in the foreground

Magic City

2022

Blury nude of women with red hair and soft curls

Adeline

2021

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Back to Her

2021

Burry skyline of downtown Austin with streaks of light across the image

Skyline

2020

Blurry field of Texas wildflowers

Synonyms for Wild-Flowers

2020

A blurry silhouette walking along a dark rock

Here, Not Home

2019

Port O'Connor 4

Horizons

2019