Remembrance 2013 - ongoing
This series includes a drawing installation along with an animated film. The unmanned drones hover above, surveying from the safety of the sky, detached from realities on the ground. The tally marks record my presence: all the days lived in America, the birthdays missed, the funerals unattended, abroad. The marking is a way of connecting to our own pain, mortality and our existence in history. In this media driven world, my work creates a space in which we have to hold both life and destruction in our minds, connecting to our collective losses and joys. My use of mixed media collapses boundaries: real, virtual and aesthetic, depicting the meeting place of our imagined and concrete worlds.