Echo: The hand-mirror, traditionally a female heirloom, is representative of a simpler time in history, a point in which self-reflection and personal actions within society felt as though they held more weight. We look at ourselves reflected in a mirror's surface and often see what we want to see. Similar as to putting on a smile and fixing our hair for a photograph, we select the face we want to put forth for public view. The mirror reflects an image of how we want ourselves to be seen; it does not reflect the truth of who we are internally and what we believe. The mirrors in my work lack a reflective surface. The scanning process has made the mirror image a sea of black, with a scarred and aged surface. No longer are we able to see our reflection. Chromogenic prints, 11" x 14", edition of seven, 2010.

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