With this project I delve into an archive of vernacular imagery consisting of cyan, magenta, and yellow image impressions left behind on dye-coated polyester ribbons from a digital printer. These photo remnants are mostly ordinary and unremarkable: family portraits, vacations, special occasions, pets... all the usual categories, with one exception: a single
instance of a wake service, harking back to the Victorian era tradition of ‘memorial portraiture.’ As a photographic tradition no longer widely practiced, these images spoke to me as a parallel to the demise of the printed photo album and the ever-evolving landscape of photography. The medium itself – its processes and materials, its documental yet ephemeral nature, and its changeable relation to perceptibility – eddies at the core of my practice. Presented on these flags are four images of mortality as an allegiance to and celebration of certain transition – the end of one thing for another to begin.