memory

Memory forms the architecture of identity, a type of improvisational blueprint leading us to what is. But this process is highly selective. Painful experiences are often forgotten or distorted with the passage of time. When we repress difficult events in our individual or societal memories, they can seem to disappear entirely. But that does not mean they are truly gone, nor that they don’t still exert their own unique and indelible gravity. Each collage in this series is in close conversation with a personal, familial, or cultural memory.

"LIFE IS NOT WHAT ONE LIVED, BUT WHAT ONE REMEMBERS

AND HOW ONE REMEMBERS IT IN ORDER TO RECOUNT IT."

GABRIEL GARCIA MÁRQUEZ