20.3cm x 25.4cm
Silver Gelatin Prints
For years I built this barrier, this automated system to instinctively shut down any visual recognition of people's faces. What was meant to be an effective defense 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 recognize 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 that I have collected together. While doing so, some similar combinations surface and I begin to wonder if these reoccurring faces have any resemblance to those I have been running from for so long...