20.3cm x 25.4cm
Silver Gelatin Prints
For years I have built this barrier, this automated system to instinctively shut down any visual recognition of people’s faces. What was meant to be an effective defence mechanism has gradually evolved into a social burden where I am now incapable of remembering faces. I have so successfully suppressed my own ability to recognise that I have now neglected those worth remembering.
This series seeks to confront the very faces that drove me into this mental state of facial-forgetfulness through photographic reconstructions. Because I was unable to vividly recall any of these faces entirely, I allowed myself to freely piece the various features I have collected together. While doing so, some similar combinations surfaces and I begin to wonder if these reoccurring faces have any resemblance to those I have been running away from for so long…
Forgive But Never Forget was featured on Culturepush.com (11 May 2016)