Statement Networks of Noise I don’t remember learning to read. I don’t remember not dreaming in color. I probably don’t remember your name… Many people would say they don’t remember that moment, that epiphany, of learning to read; but I don’t really have much of any really clear memories, especially before the fifth grade. I have vivid memories of colors, objects, and emotions, but in most the context is skewed, abstracted with the noise of intermingling and conflicting visions. I have built what I feel are clear memories around photographs but they are nothing more than abstractions. In looking at them, I have flashes of completely unrelated moments, perhaps involving that person, that place, that object. This is how I frame my memories; through an overlapping congestion of random visual moments and emotions. I have discovered that my fascination with photography comes from my obstacles in memory, especially with my short-term memory, my working memory… my dyslexia. A memory is a measurement of time and the inevitable abstractions through such a measure amplifies a resonant noise of overlapping moments. This body of work attempts to represent the transition of memory, from thought to thought, and investigates an abstraction of the image by deconstruction through addition–a kind of photomontage. This photomontage, perhaps in both the idea of the gaze within, the gaze created by, and the gaze of the image itself is an overt exaggeration of complexity of information, of interference, and of noise created within this intersection and interplay of image, of memory, of prophesy. My subject is photography; my subject is my self; my subject is fiction; my subject is memory.