current work | matr
Inheritance | “the responsibility of maintaining this visual archive was placed with the mother
Becoming a mother changes one's practice.
A lack of time for work.
A sense of obligation.
Fragments of days and memories.
A grounded basis in local geography that roots my experience in a temporal and geographical sense.
A sense of priority and importance in the work.
Observations, insights and the small details of everyday life.
Motherhood grounds you in a community. Ties you to place and people.
Women have always collected things and recycled them because leftovers yield nourishment in new forms”
Melissa Meyer and Miriam Schapiro
This is more than a visual experience - it is a sense of belonging. This body of work is not solely concerned with aesthetics, but with the stories and relationships that unfold within the community. These images form a matrilineal thread, much like the stories told over time; mothers (always mothers) delivering and nurturing social stories and information throughout generations. The keepers of HIStory.
Just as we use portrait images as a means of constructing a self identity, this work uses an ongoing album of photographs to construct the identity of a community. Communities curate an identity through their environment