I explore the ways in which location and memory shape the human experience. I depict scenes filled with wonderment and memory, or I seek the mundane and ordinary, asking myself whether a personal connection to a location can give it a personality that its physicality alone cannot. I often choose scenes that are already imbued with nostalgia due to my memories there. I let my experiences color these recollections or I leave them dry and empty, expressing feelings of loss, or regret. Places have their own language and locations are much more than physical space. They have the ability to evoke comfort or nostalgia, even upon the first visit. Seeing a landscape or recalling a location fills me with emotions I didn’t know I had and I’m suddenly aware that associations of time and distance can warp my perceptions of my own memories. By recreating these places I learn more about myself, and the ways in which locations become place-holders for memories and emotions that have long since passed or have become distorted.
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