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Here is not Here
Certain objects and places activate feelings, memories, and thoughts, which ebb and flow over time. My quiet images challenge the simultaneity of absence and presence, truth and fiction in photographs. Informed by the experience of displacement, fragmented and multidimensional thoughts compel me to revisit the past, remembering distinct moments, places, and the feelings they summon. Drawing from my photographic archive, the work constructs unlikely places that distort time and space, making psychological navigation tangible. I edit and manipulate this visual information with additive and subtractive approaches; cutting and pasting, adhering bits of clay, and sewing with thread transport me to charged and meaningful past moments, establishing a palpable, however imagined, space.