life is filled with visual, cognitive and emotional moments that are often illusory. as common occurrences, they can be humorous, fascinating or devastating and affect us minimally for extensively. the concept and discovery of these misconceptions intrigue me. as a metaphor, I use the art of photography, and its inherent dialogue between trickery and truth, to distort the perception of objects and spaces. mirage is an abstract study of architecture. techniques combine analogue and digital post process, teasing out the theme of perception and misperception. when printed on textured rag paper, photographs take on the look of gauche paintings expanding the illusion.