The series “For Always" represents a conversation with the memories of my mother. Aided by a few photographs, I worked to fill in the inevitable gaps and build a narrative. Repetition and the details of personal adornment combined with parallels to my own body and experience were used to do so.
Working with diverse media—oils, canvas, charcoal, and paper, the soft focus of the images evoke the haze that often accompany our memories. Ultimately, the series is a visual archive that is self-consciously as much a dream as it is an attempt to document reality.