Susan Joan Schenk

This series of photographs is an amalgam of experiences. It strings together a range of memories while trying to make sense of life through many traces. Fragments are the memory bank, my symbolic repertoire. The photographs are glimpses of and connections to passion, solitude, movement, love, loneliness, mortality, fantasy, beauty, deceit, structure, surprise, humor, beliefs, and voyeurism. Compiling instances and moments for a more complete picture is like piecing together a puzzle. The triggered memories are portions of the truth, encapsulated pieces of time. I think we spend our entire lives looking for a defining moment that will put everything in perspective. It could be an emotion, place or event. But I realize in truth that fragments are the summary of our struggle and journey. The composite is a metaphor for life.