My father l lost his eyesight two years before his death. While caring for him I’d ask him to describe in detail what he saw, measuring if his sight was better or worse depending on the day. He would describe shapes and colors of objects and landscapes. Our discussions informed my imagination, and I began recreating these visual memories.
This body of work speaks to the separate, shared and unique connection degraded eyesight has to memory, color contours and light and how collectively they comprise a vocabulary of personal reality and history.
My large-scale abstract photographs are informed directly from the untamed complexity and beauty of life. The resilience of human nature is a constant source of inspiration. I use colors that reference light and energy, creating a visual expression of distorted reality.