(200 portraits of my mom)
199 3”x4.5” family photographs, gesso, one empty bracket
In this installation of intimate immensity, family photographs covered in white paint cascade down a white wall. Peeking through the paint, portraits of my mother are revealed and obscured as if fading into memory. The grief of my mother’s loss surrounds the viewer: empty and blank but quietly filled with reminders of her. Each photograph holds a faint memory; painting over the original family photos, I engage the emotional process of grief as I feel her loss repeatedly, redundantly, and overwhelmingly. In memory and through paint, I search for my mother, only to expose a faded glimpse of the past.