Remembering Grass Valley, 1926
Remembering Grass Valley, 1926

60"x 48" printed vintage photo, acrylic on raw linen

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Remembering Grass Valley, 1926
Remembering Grass Valley, 1926

detail printed vintage photo, acrylic on raw linen

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Remembering St. Helena, 1870
Remembering St. Helena, 1870

detail SOLD printed vintage photo, acrylic on raw linen

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Remembering Grass Valley, 1926
Remembering Grass Valley, 1926

60"x 48" printed vintage photo, acrylic on raw linen

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"Memories and Recollections"

 

I have become fascinated with the past—in particular, with stories of long-gone relatives. Through copying and recopying, I transform vintage family photos and then digitally print them onto canvas. In this enlarged image, I can re-imagine the life of my ancestor and mentally converse with them-- remembering stories of their hopes and daily lives.  The painting becomes a visual translation of both memory and imagination, picturing past locales and people in a nostalgic soft focus.

 

By visually experiencing my history, I make sense of my present day life through these ancestral “souvenirs from the past.”

Remembering Grass Valley, 1926
Remembering Grass Valley, 1926

60"x 48" SOLD printed vintage photo, acrylic on raw linen

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Remembering Grass Valley, 1926
Remembering Grass Valley, 1926

detail SOLD printed vintage photo, acrylic on raw linen

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Remembering Marin Hills, 1943
Remembering Marin Hills, 1943

48"x 36" printed vintage photo, acrylic on raw linen

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Remembering Marin Hills, 1943
Remembering Marin Hills, 1943

detail printed vintage photo, acrylic on raw linen

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Remembering Palm Desert, 1930
Remembering Palm Desert, 1930

48"x 36" printed vintage photo, acrylic on raw linen

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Remembering Palm Desert, 1930
Remembering Palm Desert, 1930

detail printed vintage photo, acrylic on raw linen

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Remembering Atherton, 1926
Remembering Atherton, 1926

60"x 48" printed vintage photo, acrylic on raw linen

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Remembering Atherton, 1926
Remembering Atherton, 1926

detail printed vintage photo, acrylic on raw linen

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Remembering Santa Cruz, 1928
Remembering Santa Cruz, 1928

60"x 48" printed vintage photo, acrylic on raw linen

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Remembering Santa Cruz, 1928
Remembering Santa Cruz, 1928

detail printed vintage photo, acrylic on raw linen

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Remembering San Francisco, 1888
Remembering San Francisco, 1888

detail 48"x 36" printed vintage photo, acrylic on raw linen

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Remembering San Francisco, 1888
Remembering San Francisco, 1888

detail 48"x 36" printed vintage photo, acrylic on raw linen

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Remembering St. Helena, 1870
Remembering St. Helena, 1870

48"x 36" SOLD printed vintage photo, acrylic on raw linen

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Remembering St. Helena, 1870
Remembering St. Helena, 1870

detail SOLD printed vintage photo, acrylic on raw linen

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