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Exhibition at AC Projects, Pomona, CA, Dec - Jan 2012 (Installation Images)


Bolinger, Brenda. "Fading Away: Scripps professor portrays mother's memory loss in art," The Claremont Courier, 12.24.11

Davies, Stacy. "A Ho Ho Happening!" Inland Empire Weekly, Dec 21, 2011

Daichendt, G. James. “Intimate Series of Digital Prints,” ArtScene, Vol. 31, No.5, January, 2012

Exhibition at 643 A Project Space, Ventura, CA, Feb 2011 (Installation Images)

Hopes & Dreams: A Visual Memoir, 2010

In 2003 my mother began to show signs of memory loss eventually diagnosed as dementia. Over the last six years I have been documenting her decline through audio tapes and photographs. The act of losing one's memory and sense of time is difficult at best to describe but can be understood through an experience of it. It reminds me of "calving" a term used to describe the process when huge chunks of glaciers just break off and fall into the sea. It is as if the mind "calves" and there seems to be no end to the process.

In the summer of 2008, I began Hopes & Dreams, a series of large format digital prints that act as a visual memoir and attempt to visually describe this "loss of memory." This body of work visually explores the "arc" of a life. Using two specific images of my mother when she was full of hope and life and at the threshold of her adult life in combination with artifacts, affirmations, personal writing (by her) and digital technology, I created a suite of work that gives the viewer some sense of this process as well as a poignancy for the loss of one's life, while one is still very aware and conscious.

These works were completed in the summer of 2010. They have been digitally printed, and fabricated (mounted on sintra and glazed with Plexiglas). Each work is 43 ¼ X 32 ¼".