Before Me


Mixed media

8” wide x 16” high x 6” deep

“Before Me” is a short loop of my parents dancing shortly before I was born (It’s hard to tell, but my Mom is very pregnant in these images.) I retouched each frame to make the footage look like a silent movie in an attempt to memorialize a moment of joy between my parents. From there I abstracted the figures even further so they are represented by shapes, shadows and text. The abstractions were an attempt to see the world as it may have appeared to a newborn… sensory data that needs to be analyzed and interpreted.