Eulogy of Gravity is an interdisciplinary exploration into the factions of memory which exist within, inform and predict our lives. Based on two similar experiences of drowning in a swimming pool in Seville, both times held below the surface by a friend at the age of four, the project uses the element of water and the moment of suspension as catalysts for exploring other types of trauma and memory. A Eulogy of Gravity expounds on the idea that memories as moments in time are cyclical; they return upon themselves, repeat and multiply as threads which wind, shift and ultimately break. They become embedded in the sequence of our DNA and transfer across the span of a life to subsequent generations. Epistemologically, A Eulogy of Gravity aims to consider notions of truth and fiction in relation to personal experience by “remixing” moments from (my own) past, present and future. It draws on visual culture and critical theory by removing the capacity of the image to represent truth while using moments of real experience to question the validity of memory across time and space. It supposes that our physical memory is greater than our cognitive memory in that the body responds to referential catalysts independently from the mind, and aims to create a space which appeals more to the physicality of an experience than to its intellectual derivative.
 Entropiphilia is a photographic project which seeks to recontextualise my memories and experiences in a fictional universe. Derived from the state -  entropy  - and the Greek -  philia  - denoting love or affection, the word encapsulates the complicated feelings I hold for the chaotic and disordered roots of my existence. If entropy is the origin of all things - like the universe at  bang  - then too it is the catalyst for the space I am creating. With it, it brings the profound affection I have for these myriad beginnings. It is said we file trauma deep within the confines of our bones, embed our genes with the nuances of memory and lived experience. Perhaps then it is also true that we hold the capacity to reimagine these facets of ourselves into new realms, to place them where they might begin to unravel new contexts and imbue themselves with new narratives, in the process shifting their histories and altering the course of how we retain the core of their teachings.
 Ontology (chapbook, Folca Press 2017) moves between photographs, which pinpoint my travels through time and space, my encounters with myself and others along the way, and poems, which delve deeper into the backlit corners of these travels, which pull at the seams of the images as if to say,  but here there is more .  As a first foray into combining poetic verse with the photographic image, this short chapbook evokes both spirit and place, venturing from the west coast of Canada to the beaches of the Bahamas, to erotic love and devotion as it references Plato's Phaedrus through Josef Pieper's Enthusiasm and Divine Madness.