An installation of collected archival photographs reshaped by cutting, collage and modification. The work is 3 dimensional. It references ideas of the upside down colonial mind[i] while simultaneously acknowledging ancestors. There is reverence and irreverence in the making of these pieces and my own ancestry is tracked. A symbolic language was employed that includes repositioned heads, fulcrums, the use of buttons and text. Silkscreened and hand written text and mathematical equations unpack ideas of intersections and relativity between the living and ancestral worlds. Found words and neologism are investigated. The work explores ideas of piercing, binding and bundles. Much of the series is created inside old gutted book covers referencing unseen stories and new meaning.
[i] Name given to colonists at the time of settlement in Sinixt First Nation territory, BC