I. "I just wanted to call and say I love you"

My photographs explore the physical and emotional space I find myself in while living with my 91 year old sightless grandmother. Sixty years apart, we are paralleled by the residue of our experiences, mine emotional, hers physical. We act as a refuge for one another, a temporary sanctuary in the world that lies beyond the house. While living with her, I received a letter in the mail indicative of the life I’ve left behind, a letter that challenges and disrupts this sanctuary. I am caught between the past and the future: as I rebuild my life, my grandmother is a glimpse into my own future, which is genetically inevitable. These photographs represent the acceptance of these challenges, the beauty of our relationship, while always keeping in mind the temporal nature in which we exist.

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