Words have always incapacitated me to express my experiences, thoughts and emotions – but over a period of time expression became tangible through art, gradually my memories, thoughts and emotions began to flow onto paper vividly transforming themselves into works of art. It is this very expression that made me realize, I had embarked upon a journey of self-discovery, an exploration into the past, into memo- ries collected beyond the cognizance of the human mind, an insight into the self.
My series of works - ‘Doll Dreams’ - is reflective of memories that I vividly recollect throughout my childhood and adolescence. Choosing dolls to narrate this autobiographical story is thematically evocative and intentional. To me, dolls function as symbols for meaning – they mean what they thematically represent by substantially transforming narrations into rhetorical imagery and they symbolize images that narrate meaningful experiences of my past.
The desire to revisit my childhood and rekindle experiences, lucid memories and situations, have reeled through my mind – first recognitions, strange exposures to lizards as pets, a strict catholic upbringing, internal struggles and the sometimes painful, but often amazing beauty of nature. This series is filled with specific memories of a little girl – whose reflections I see through ‘Doll Dreams’. This body of work is based on a very meticulous process of digitally assembling my photographs into illusory collages output as large-scale Lightjet photographic prints.