Reflective Memories of Home
The home I grew up in for twenty one years was sold abruptly after my father remarried. My mom had passed away seven years earlier when I was fourteen. A sudden feeling of abandonment grew within the spaces in my childhood home. The home took on a transformation from a space of comfort to an unkept space, overgrown with emptiness and loss. I photographed my family members who would linger about our home, the walls that still clenched onto my mother’s framed paintings, the windows and puddles around the property that reflected the stillness of life as it was. These photographed reflections blur the lines between how I see my home today and how I remember my home from the past.
Vandyke Brown is the alternative printing process I have used to create this series. The process yields a monochromatic brown and white image on water color paper.