through the manipulation of my family’s photographs that were taken before I was born in 2000,i have created augmented realities that alter the original intent of the photographs. a present day audio recording of my mother speaking about her memories of the manipulated photographs plays while i flip through the restructured narratives of a family photo album. her memories are blurred by the passing of time while my interpretations are tainted by the lack of experience in the photographed moments. 
intervening with the memories of the photographic surfaces, the cleaning products act as an agent of ruin over the combined memories i create through collaging. the physical violence of cutting environments, people, and objects out of and placing them in different photographed memories allows me to reclaim power over my own interpretation of my family. this new exploration of my family’s photographs aided my discovery of existing family values,
relationships, voids, and memories. 
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