there is no meaning but the meaning we create. 

i’m  fascinated and often frustrated by the  common miscommunication we, as a species, experience daily. thinking i understand what someone says only to find out i am wrong.  (mis) interpretations occur regularly as we innocently conjure stories in our mind, convincing ourselves our thoughts are founded in reality.

scene & heard  is a study of the frequent and distorted cognitive perceptions we experience in relationships. by merging landscapes of near-empty spaces with  snippets of conversation overheard in hollywood, the spoken word loses its meaning. individual images and text take on new life and new meaning when paired. on their own, each viewer, influenced by mood, life experience and perception, strike a singular narrative. faint traces of human interaction trigger memories whether they be experiential from life, literature, pop-culture, film, social media or tv.

when saw the work together as a series for the first time, I noticed a narrative came through on its own appearing to a dysfunctional love story

scene & heard

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