When my Mom died suddenly in 2013, I found myself overwhelmed by the need to keep even the most mundane of her belongings. But instead of providing comfort, they became a source of deep sadness and anxiety. The only way I could imagine moving past it all was to focus on how to interact with these objects cathartically.  In 2014, I quietly debuted this body of work on Instagram to diminish my own sentimentality and to reframe what exactly my Mom left behind. Each photograph is paired with an archival image that ultimately speaks to its subject.

When my Mom died suddenly in 2013, I found myself overwhelmed by the need to keep even the most mundane of her belongings. But instead of providing comfort, they became a source of deep sadness and anxiety. The only way I could imagine moving past it all was to focus on how to interact with these objects cathartically.

In 2014, I quietly debuted this body of work on Instagram to diminish my own sentimentality and to reframe what exactly my Mom left behind. Each photograph is paired with an archival image that ultimately speaks to its subject.

lighter.jpg
ring.jpg
rod-stewart.jpg
beach-club.jpg
bathing-cap.jpg
sunglasses.jpg
purse.jpg
chanel.jpg
mom_dad.jpg
slippers.jpg
lipstick.jpg
watch.jpg
insignia.jpg
brush.jpg
cape.jpg
charm_bracelet.jpg
glove.jpg
sewing-kit.jpg
note.jpg
scarf.jpg
 When my Mom died suddenly in 2013, I found myself overwhelmed by the need to keep even the most mundane of her belongings. But instead of providing comfort, they became a source of deep sadness and anxiety. The only way I could imagine moving past it all was to focus on how to interact with these objects cathartically.  In 2014, I quietly debuted this body of work on Instagram to diminish my own sentimentality and to reframe what exactly my Mom left behind. Each photograph is paired with an archival image that ultimately speaks to its subject.
lighter.jpg
ring.jpg
rod-stewart.jpg
beach-club.jpg
bathing-cap.jpg
sunglasses.jpg
purse.jpg
chanel.jpg
mom_dad.jpg
slippers.jpg
lipstick.jpg
watch.jpg
insignia.jpg
brush.jpg
cape.jpg
charm_bracelet.jpg
glove.jpg
sewing-kit.jpg
note.jpg
scarf.jpg

When my Mom died suddenly in 2013, I found myself overwhelmed by the need to keep even the most mundane of her belongings. But instead of providing comfort, they became a source of deep sadness and anxiety. The only way I could imagine moving past it all was to focus on how to interact with these objects cathartically.

In 2014, I quietly debuted this body of work on Instagram to diminish my own sentimentality and to reframe what exactly my Mom left behind. Each photograph is paired with an archival image that ultimately speaks to its subject.

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