Adaptations | adaptations is a self-portrait reflecting on changes in my personal life. On top of the changes within my family, I moved 1,400 miles away from my hometown, where I had lived for the past twenty-two years. This exterior change left me with interior feelings to wrestle with. Using childhood photos from a family vacation in South Dakota, there is a focus on memory and nostalgia.
I sent postcards to myself, indicating a personal move across the country. I used matte material and wax to both secure and obscure the memory of my family before the changes. These artifacts are meant to be held and experienced, evoking melancholy. www.epiphanyknedler.com