The Ascent of Dad






2019, photography, collage and film

Following my father’s death in 2018, while sorting through his personal possessions, I have begun to explore and record the objects, fragments and layers that made him who he is. Creating layered collages, the images show memories which are both true and false; objects giving a glimpse into his life which is now a ruin; imposed meanings, hoping for transcendence, with the final answer to the mystery lying forever hidden. This is an ongoing project, a sort of seance, a moment of time travel, exploration of imperfect memory and an opportunity for transcendence.