I showed up in my studio almost everyday throughout the ups and down of Covid in 2021. Consistently working on a body of work for a whole year is something I had never done before. My curiosity about family ancestry and memory brought me to explore the concept of absence of presence in our lives and became my artwork's central theme. I started by creating narratives inspired by old family photos but enlarged the spectrum as further reflection unearthed various subtle expressions of absence of presence.
My theme is becoming an integral part of my creative process, a feeling I nurture as I work in an attempt to access the indefinable.