2010 - 2011
Women have been, for generations, the keepers of our culture, bearing traditions on their shoulders. As a immigrant woman, I think of memories as the foundation of the human mind, and a recurrent place to go when re-defining our identities.
Although the wardrobe with its drawers filled with the mute tumult of memories is not always open certain objects, a song, a poem, even a particular scent have the ability to conjure them back. I photograph objects that evoke a particular place or personal history to explore ideas about identity, gender, territory, language and memory.
The immigrant memories, more associated with a distant place, "there and then", establish a dialog with traditions of the adopted homeland, "here and now", thus attaining a new significance, exploring the contrast across boundaries.