Date of Award

Spring 5-15-2020

Author's School

Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts

Author's Program


Degree Name

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)




Memory— fragments of minds that are stored to remember the past and information— plays a huge role in human development. Humans interact with each other based on past experiences. These memories are part of our personalities. Flashbulb memory, a highly detailed snapshot of a moment, can even be life changing, because that memory becomes an essential part of “you.” In Twisted Truths in Memories, my body of work aspires to explore the question: what happens to memory when strong emotions are involved? How does that relate to a photograph, especially when photographs are intended to demonstrate the truth? The body of work constantly questions the emotions and memories that have created the sense of truth to me. It questions places, culture, and people. I dealt with my understanding of truth in the process of collaging photographs, which became a way for me to create new memories from past memories. I discuss the power of photography as well as the confusion and distortion that photography can cause in relation to memory. I remember, recreate, and reconsider the memories I have had to build to become who I am today. No matter how accurate or inaccurate these memories are, these memories have become the twisted truth that I have created for myself to cope.

Mentor/Primary Advisor

Michael Byron