In this project I focus on the toys/childhood memories of adults and the feelings that return once reunited with these objects. The title references the scripture Matthew 18:3, where Jesus tells the disciples unless they become as little children they cannot enter into the kingdom of Heaven. My purpose of for doing this is to have each subject reconnect to who they were as little children, letting that little piece of youth emerge into their everyday lives.
How much can you really learn about a person just by looking at them?
I enjoy focusing on various ways of articulating identity. The amount of information you can acquire about a person without physically seeing them is endless. From the way a person leaves their bed, to the things on their dresser, significant information can be gathered. For that reason, I have captured a variety of items in the rooms of three individuals; the bed being each room's common subject.
A typology illustrating a scripture that speaks on the details of God.
As human beings, we are constantly observing each other. We gather information and immediately start to form opinions based on our experience, regardless of accuracy. With intimate relationships in particular, we subconsciously project our perspective on the individuals. For this series, I am capturing the phases of couples. I want to provoke thought about the way in which we view relationships, show their gradual progression, and the eventual outcome.
I am focusing on the different stages in this journey. The close-up of their faces allow the details of the relationship to remain ambiguous. My hope is for the viewer to take a moment to stare and compare; take the opportunity to get close enough.
Generation is defined as the average span of time between the birth of parents and that of their offspring. My grandmother, mother and I have lived together for most of my life. Certain events in my life have caused us to be drawn closer together revealing the good, bad, and interesting dynamics of our personalities.
Our single portraits show the characteristics of each of us as individuals, allowing only the general similarities to be seen, i.e. facial features. In the double exposing of our faces, I have displayed the intertwining of our relationships with each other on a one on one basis. These exposures show the imprint we have made on each other. Although each one is subtle, some are seen clearer than others, representing the merging of our similarities and the divide in our differences.