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Thicker Than Water, 2022

Physical collages derived from appropriated archival prints, varying sizes

Thicker Than Water explores the relationship between imagery and human experience through the recontextualization of imagery collated from my family photo album. The prints used were lovingly created and hold a great deal of sentimental value but were hidden away in boxes. This series aims to celebrate these images and evoke an appreciation for the richness of information in vernacular imagery as well as, in a time of rampant dizzying nostalgia and image oversaturation, using collage to further separate the viewer from the original images and reduce the visuals to their bare aesthetic allowing the viewer to develop a clearer understanding of how shared visual aesthetics can evoke feelings in people who are emotionally distant from the work.

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