Fragments 2009
This work was made possible through a fellowship from New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, 2008

Fragments” is composed of three series of collages. In each series, two visual languages—the representational and the abstract—are set to work and interact on the surface of grid paper. By placing my family’s photographs face down on the paper and arranging them in a random configuration, like characters of an unknown alphabet, an inner vision emerges, transforming reality.
Together, the two languages extend the viewers’ sense of vision by shedding light on the working forces of forgetting and memory, inexorable decay and mortality. The presentational form of each of the series is central to the ways that viewers see and experience the collages.