When I was a child, my family would pack into the station wagon and take long trips. I was usually sandwiched in between my two brothers to keep the peace. Once we got going, my mother would begin a story with a couple of sentences and then turn over the story to someone who would add their addition. We would go around and around in the car adding our additions which were sometimes humorous and nonsensical until the story was complete. It was amazing how quickly the time would go and laughter would almost always ensue.
In the manner of my car storytelling, inherited and collected vintage photographs combined with my photographs, eclectic bits of family lore along with my Mother’s stories propel my photo montage work. Life lived creatively, sometimes fancifully with my indisputable connection and love of animals and how they have been a constant element tell a combined story in my layered process. This work is my way of preserving these images for a bit longer, bringing them back to life as in an imaginative tale. Sometimes there is a connection in the story to the the person if I happened to know them. Otherwise it becomes just a wild tale of my fabrication. It is my way of preserving these images for a bit longer, bringing them back to life as a contemporary 'car tale'.