My work is a narrative, which describes a part of my life, and who I am. It also tells a story about the people and the events that have occurred. These formal structures are the means in which I communicate values, the passage of time and the cycle of life.
Growing up in a house that was always filled with pieces of the past has left me with an appreciation for objects. These artifacts fascinate me. We choose to surround ourselves with objects that describe who we are; these elements are the proof of our existence. Another aspect of this fascination is curiosity about people from the past and the objects that surround them. Who were they? What importance did this object have on their lives?
These artifacts describe the fragility of life. In a metaphorical sense, it is a bitter/sweet longing of the past and a reconsideration of values.
These images are created from a blank canvas in my mind. From there the piece goes through a process and all the fine details are worked in. When all the elements are placed for their aesthetic value, then the final piece is completed. This process from the beginning to the end may take days or even weeks.
I found that still life is the best way for me to communicate. The process I use varies depending on the task. Some of the images were arranged the photographed digitally, and some images was made with no camera at all. From the very beginning when the image is conceived to final print, the whole process is a journey that becomes a visual diary.