Relationships are not limited to simply familial, romantic, and/or friendship relations, but can be subcategorized into loving, hating, mutual, unrequited, dominant, submissive, etc., and any combinations of them. Though every relationship looks different, it is always relatable and resembles each other. It is never stagnant, either; it evolves throughout time. The shift, whatever it may look like, is processed, reconsidered, and altered through time.
I explore concepts of time and change in my personal relationships throughout time using photography and weaving, occasionally with stitching and embroidery in a systematic matter. My works are the result of a durational, structured, labor-intensive act, and the product is not as important as the procedure. It takes effort to commit to and care for someone and the labor-intensive and durational aspects reflect it. The object becomes the memento, something to represent, and remember the fleeting moment by. In textiles, the durational and performative act of weaving and stitching becomes significant. In photography, the durational aspect is shown through a series of photographs, all in the same location, showing the flow of time through candid shots and the number of photographs.
The works record and remember because they evolve and change so seamlessly and quickly. The pieces produced are mementos. They are the embodiment and representation of the connection, which I have fostered, and others also have fostered in their life.