To: Hannah (Many years later, after the incident on the Lake)
Factual Family Fantasties is the encompassing title of a series in my current work. Using diverse media, the “object” and “book-form”, I am investigating a theme in history. I see my family’s history as an accumulation of stories through its iconography.
Heritage and genealogy are part fact and part myth. We are all a result of it and proceed with its continuity by our existence.
The components or base of the work is real. My altering of these family “readymades” is my relationship to the object. I add my history to them by inscribing visual metaphors.
These works deal with the alteration of the past, the condition of the present, and the conception of the future.