While visiting Vallauris, France, making photographs, I am inspired by the picturesque landscape and warm Mediterranean Sea, as well as the experience of travel and the emotional displacement of finding myself as a foreigner far from home. As I move through the world, breathing, walking, seeing, I find both familiar and strange feelings in each day. I create order and find comfort through my camera and the act of photography in depicting the complexity of these moments. Later in the studio, I project the images onto ceramic forms that resemble waves. Forms made by gently folding clay into abstract shapes. I recapture the moments, mediated and distorted by the process, like the new memories forming in my mind. They are recognizable, strange, and misleading. The camera mediates my every experience.  

This project was made possible with the support of a grant from the IU Presidential Arts and Humanities funding program.
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