My work explores the relationship between myself and my ancestors, seeking to reanimate lived experiences of wartime trauma. I challenge the mutability of memory as it's handed down through generations.
My work merges historic weaving techniques with non-traditional printmaking media, subjecting family narratives to processes of decay and loss. Through the use of original photographs and personal objects manipulated to reveal the effects of time and the failure of recollection, my work aims to preserve a personal experience that often defies memory, one rooted in trauma. Ultimately these works become a mnemonic device in themselves, retelling the narratives of those who, whether through political or social forces, fear, or distress, remain unable to tell their own story. My work attempts to reconcile the degradation of ancestral history with the duty to preserve and retell what must not be forgotten.