Nostalgia is an inevitable experience that occurs when one is self reflective of the past, usually longing for a lost feeling, experience or event. When my own nostalgic memories are critically analyzed, I discover the experiences to be hazy, avoiding any linear narratives. The emotional resonance is vivid but the visual surface is layered and out of focus. Without the longing to recall moments from the past, the image that constructs familiar faces, locations, or even random thoughts diminishes over time.
This series of paintings explore the details that disintegrate in the attempt to recall particular facial features of individuals I have known. Time and age also play a role in the act of portraying nostalgia onto a two dimensional surface. Through this process, questions are raised about the longevity of a nostalgic thought and how and how it addresses our fears and unknown desires, if at all.