Stumbling is a series of mixed media works on paper that explores memory, fabrication, and truth seeking. The works integrate traditional art practices such as printmaking, drawing, painting, and collage. These techniques are employed to create distorted, textured compositions revealing glimpses of a hidden narrative. This warping and manipulation of surface is intended to emulate disconnects in self-awareness and social perception and the nuanced negotiation of personal histories.
Questions that arise during the process include the following: Who is the author of our memories? Which version is accurate and can be trusted? How do we continue to frame our context and construct our identity after enduring devastating events?
Guilt and culpability, blame seeking and assigning, responsibility given and taken, action and inaction, are themes that have translated directly into this series.