NOTHING COMES FROM NOTHING
"Nothing comes from Nothing", is a reimagining of past stories discovered in Super 8mm films and found photographs. Her interest lies in the investigation of the relationships between the passage of time, memory, repetition and loss, including reappearance and forgetting. The imagery is a diverse collection of composites, recreating layers and fragments of the past similar to the way memory is created, stored and recalled. She is searching for the balance between truth and fiction and seeking to reconcile that uncertainty.
When choosing images for her work, she imagines that she is the camera, and her mind selects the images just as if she was taking the photos with a camera - the exposure, the subject, the composition, all are considered and adjusted. She utilizes references to identity, a sense of place, and history to explore themes of humanity, loss, and lonliness. Water and nature appear in much of her work as reference to the cycle of life and the infinite power of renewal.
The title of this series is referred to in many literary sources - The Bible, Shakespeare, Classic philosophy, theatre, film, and music. These varied references include the idea that existence is infinite succession of moments, and even with no change, there is temporal change. She is keenly interested in the altering of memory over time, and the subsequent narrative that speaks hauntingly to the present.