Love and War, 2006-2010

In 1990, following the deaths of my parents I inherited the family’s photographic archives. Since that time I have explored the role of photographic document in the formation of a cultural, familiar identity, as well as the role that these visual triggers play in the formation and retention of memory.

The series of works that emerged from the images and letters exchanged between my parents during World War II is referred to as Love and War. Through a variety of media I explore the range of voices loved ones used to communicate with those distant from their experiences, and the conflicting sensations, visuals, and moral conundra of an occupying military force comprised of humans who are both patriotic and homesick.