BFA4- CalArts Art – Photography / Media
I Appear Missing is a self-portrait series in which I examine the space between being hidden and being seen. The mask I construct and wear operates as both a protector and revealer. I erase myself. I remove what makes me identifiable. I become invisible. The mask is my trap. I create it, I exist in it, I embody it. I search for what remains beneath the mask. Parts of me bleed through. Other parts remain hidden.
I search for desolation. I look for echoes and traces of existence, ones that mirror my own. I blend into my surroundings. I am present. I remove myself from these spaces, looking for what I’ve left behind. I disappear.