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"Shattered Silhouettes" is an interdisciplinary project that explores the nature of memory and how we reconstruct and lose fragments of our past. This work intertwines photography, glass processes, new technology, and printmaking to investigate the discrepancies between our recollections and actual events.


The project begins with personal archival images, representing moments of transition, where memories are often heightened or hazy, and searching for “home” and comfort. These photographs are laser-etched onto glass plates, which are then inked and printed in an intaglio process, vitreography. Each press of the plate under pressure causes it to degrade, producing a variable edition. This method symbolizes the evolving nature of memory—each time we recall an event, we remember the memory of it rather than the event itself, leading to a fragmented recollection.


After the printing process, the shattered glass images are meticulously collected and pieced back together. This act of repair signifies the deliberate effort required to remember and the human capacity to adapt and find meaning in fragmented experiences. The reassembled glass is installed and illuminated, casting distorted shadows onto the wall. These shadows, distorted by the manipulated glass, reflect the nebulous and often unreliable nature of memory. They serve as symbols of what is missing, provoking thoughts on the transient and ephemeral nature of life.


The work challenges the traditional rectangular format, mirroring the fractured nature of our memories and underscoring the notion that even photographs, which we often regard as definitive records, do not capture the full story.

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