Familial Memento, media installation (2018)
This video and installation is inspired by the vanitas still life painting. Popular during the fifteenth century, they typically contained collections of objects symbolic of the inevitability of death, transience, vanity of earthly achievements as well as its pleasures. This work functions as a contemporary vanitas still life but rather than to use paint as its traditional medium, the work utilizes photography and 3D photogrammetry processing to capture and preserve the artist’s sentimental possessions. This processing digitally abstracts the objects in a way that conceals and dilapidates them from their original state.