Louise (200 portraits of my mom)
mixed yarns, wooden knitting needles

2019

dims



The grief of my mother’s loss surrounds me as this installation surrounds the viewer: empty and blank but quietly filled with reminders of her. As the months without her grow the details of her face and voice fade.

Each individual photograph captures a moment, a memory, of my childhood - a time when my mom was healthy and full of life. In painting over the photos and exposing her face with my hands, I uncover deep memories of my mother, seeking to remember her for who she truly was before illness and death took her.

I willingly erase all other details and focus only on her features and her

fierce love for her family; something I yearn for every day. By capturing these frozen moments of her life, I seek to communicate the duality of deep loss and celebration of her life.