I am interested in the expressive potential of grouped images presented as a single picture. Hybrid images violate the expectation that photography is about seeing and capturing single moments in time and space, and allow a kind of higher-order compositional structure to emerge. I am also interested in the relationship between photographs, as representational objects, and the mental representations that structure our perception and memory.
In this series, I use image triads to depict the fragmented and assembled nature of my experience of being in the world. Like mental images arising from lived experience, each picture is a representation—flawed or true—of some experiential moment. Each stands alongside others in some relationship, the nature of which may or may not be clear. What emerges is not a narrative about myself, but a kind of simplified model of my “self” as an ongoing synthesis of constantly changing elements: bodily sensation, perception, emotion, thought, memory, anticipation. My goal is to convey something about the how we occupy the world in multiple ways at once: in our bodies and our minds, our perceptions and our memories, in our waking awareness and in our dreams.