Where I Can Never Go. is an installation that communicates my investigation into my personal family history through constructed narrative and the preservation of childhood and inherited memories.

The installation features a white, muted green and blue, and natural brown color palette to emphasize my ideas of the passage of time, preserved life, and longing. Deconstructing and reconstructing textiles into new pieces is a meditative approach to healing for my own inner struggles, spiritual renewal, and overlapping evocations of familial history. The processes of cyanotype printing, hand-stitching, and transferring of images in my work requires focus and is slow going, allowing me to be present in the moment by being physically engaged with the work and by demanding careful consideration for each action. I source the many of the textiles for my work from my own clothing and household fabrics, as well as found fabrics, books, and letters.

The artwork is an intimate space for viewers to share in my inquisitive and nostalgic tendencies. I obstruct details of the photographic imagery and use a curtain to create a boundary or separation between viewer and artist, personal memories versus inherited ones, and to emphasize the idea of a time present and another forever out of reach.

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    Where I Can Never Go.
    Mixed media installation
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    Where I Can Never Go.
    Mixed media installation
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    Where I Can Never Go.
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    Where I Can Never Go.
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    Where I Can Never Go. (detail)
    Mixed media installation
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    Where I Can Never Go. (detail)
    Mixed media installation
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    2020

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    Where I Can Never Go. (detail)
    Mixed media installation
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    Where I Can Never Go. (detail)
    Mixed media installation
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    2020

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    Where I Can Never Go. (detail)
    Mixed media installation
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    Where I Can Never Go. (detail)
    Mixed media installation
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    Where I Can Never Go. (detail)
    Mixed media installation
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    Where I Can Never Go. (detail)
    Mixed media installation
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    Where I Can Never Go. (detail)
    Mixed media installation
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    Where I Can Never Go. (detail)
    Mixed media installation
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    Where I Can Never Go. (detail)
    Mixed media installation
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    Where I Can Never Go. (detail)
    Mixed media installation
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    Where I Can Never Go. (detail)
    Mixed media installation
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    Where I Can Never Go. (detail)
    Mixed media installation
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    Where I Can Never Go. (detail)
    Mixed media installation
    Dimensions vary
    2020