Recollections (2022-)Skip to Images ↓
In times of turmoil, the human tendency is to retreat into nostalgia as a reinterpretation of history, a phenomenon psychologists term collective memory. Such revisionist behavior results in
a socially-constructed version of the past that is charged with varied emotions and beliefs that consequently influence the reading of the present. In this ongoing series, I make visible and critique both the power of collective memory in the context of the American timeline and its problems, using hand-waxed pigment prints that channel the treasure-box metaphor of early American frontier images.