Documentary photography informs and allows my work to engage with both life experiences and larger anthropological and societal concepts. Much of my work engages with perceptions of life, death, and the ways in which we cope in life after death. In addition to the photographs incorporated in my work, I examine materiality relating to an archive of found and generated works to build a narrative that explores identity through people, places, and objects.
This body of work examines the momentary relationship between a young girl adopted from Russia at the age of four and her adoptive father, who passed away in a tragic accident just four years later. The images in this work record a journey that is central to her rebuilding of a relationship with her father and her understanding of how he lived. This journey follows one single photograph of her father taken on a trip twenty years before she was adopted along with articles and artifacts that have become a part of the identity of her father that she about which she is still yearning to learn.