Throughout Fragments, I focus on how memories become abstracted and distorted over time. When one considers the past, their memory of a certain person or place is often fragmental. However, people can remember certain distinct qualities about an individual or a particular place. Time passes, recollections fade and become broken down into simple forms, shapes, and patterns. These forms are what hold memories together. Photograph's provide people with the ability to recall a particular moment in time. But are memories stronger than photograph's? Through this continual process, I first re-construct and then deconstruct personal memories. Negative space distorts the original image, creating an ambiguous graphic form. Each image becomes fragmented, similar to the nature of old memories.
Patricia Voulgaris is an artist from New York. She recently graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2013, with a BFA in photography. Her work has been exhibited in New York, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. She is currently completing a residency at The Camera Club of New York and was chosen as 2014 PDN's The Curator grand prize winner.