Photographs of my maternal grandparents hang on either side of a photograph of their house built in 1910 in Brainerd, Minnesota. The image transfers have been appliquéd onto fabrics reminiscent of wallpapers of the era. Hanging like a clock’s pendulum over each is a cast bronze replica of the middle rung of a chair from the house. I find the practice of bronze casting to be similar to the practice of photography in that the cast piece is a direct tracing of its referent. Through these practices I explore relationships between the image and reality, memory and loss, individuals and family, pictures and words.
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