DAYS AFTER HER 100.
In this project, made for the centenary celebration of my Grandmother, I challenge myself to create a photographic work that portrays Grandmother through representations of her body and the objects associated with it in daily routines.
Human body ages with time, it is a nature we cannot resist. Objects, on the other spectrum, just like souvenirs, witness time and save memories. I play around with this paradox by making a series of diptychs, pairing a portrait of Grandmother's body part with that of an object significantly or intimately belonging to it.
Although taken inspiration from John Copland's works in which he explored his own body through photographs, my work is comparatively instinctive. I hold little concern of what it eventually looks like, what matters is how it feels like. This is as much a personal experience, like a memoir to remember about my Grandma. At her age of 100, we all know that someday, she will be gone. If there is anything I can do to keep her memorized against the flow of time, this is it.