Thesis Project Progress
Inspired by the loss of my mother to cancer three years ago and informed by interdisciplinary research as well as narratives from others, I am exploring how memory, grief, and honoring the dead are expressed in the creative process. I am interested in the distinction between mourning, the outward expression of sadness and grief, more of an inward manifestation. I hope my project will be a source of empowerment for others undergoing the universal experience of loss. After noticing some stark physical similarities in photos, I've been working on overlaying some images of my mother and I from when we were teens and younger.