Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about how photographs function. What are we doing when we take a picture of someone? What does it mean to represent human forms visually, and how does that affect us? A photograph takes something that is mutable, changing, abstract—physical appearance—and codifies it, placing it in a value system of visual ideas and ideals. In these photos I tried to separate my subjects from that visual value system, to see human forms in a different way. I used collage, drawing, paint, and glitter to create an abstract mosaic world for them to live in—a world of confusion and possibility. It’s my hope that these photos will help me encounter and begin to understand a new way of seeing and living in a world I feel passionate about.