Their Things

Scanned 120mm Film

20 x 20 inches

2015


“Mourning never ends. Only as time goes on, it erupts less frequently.”

-John Bowlby (1969)


Their Things is a series of images that explore memory and loss through the placement of personally significant items. These items are collected and individually placed within domestic spaces that are often associated with a specific personal experience or event that is relevant to the object's underlying story.


My investigation into these objects began when exploring my father’s belongings. After his death in 2000, when I was 6 years old, I came to discover that his possessions became a portal to the past that allowed me to piece together his identity. Through this examination, I positioned old family photographs and objects within their respective spaces as not only a way to reflect on the past, but also to rebuild new memories of the items and spaces. Their Things becomes an emotional metaphor for going back in time and essentially form a closure with loss.  

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