Digital reproductions and screen print
This series considers the fetishized markers childhood. Whatever the sphere of our search, we collect souvenirs around which to invent narratives–scientific, mystical, or romantic–to bridge gaps between fragmentary remains, and fabricate wholeness.
This series, entitled Residuum, utilizes the detritus of the child’s play combined with the image of the quintessential Mother, the Virgin Mary. I have always been fascinated with how she is most often depicted -the sad Madonna. Stories told in my Catholic upbringing certainly has accounted for Mary’s expression; her knowledge of her son’s imminent and predestined sacrifice. I think the sad countenance also suggests regret for her own loss of a complete maternal experience. She exists as caretaker, but not someone who can truly participate in forming her son's identity. The appropriated image is covered with the shapes of an empty sticker page; a residue of fleeting childhood.