memoryscapes

Digital, Ongoing Series

This work begins with personal snapshot images. I distort them digitally using an original algorithm informed by visual and numerical data from geographic locations, trigonometry, birthdays, numerology, and life events. These resulting digital files, or “memoryscapes,” are translated into multiple forms. Some are inkjet printed onto sheets of distressed metal, and combined with paint and handwriting. Others take shape as metal sculptures. I also trace these memoryscapes onto walls using an overhead projector to build up a foundation and direction for installation. Once taken through these digital and physical transformations, no piece remains representative of just one memory or person; they are amalgamated moments of personal and cultural history that connect people and place beyond the constricts of linear time.