Sum of Shadows is an investigation into the memories carried from childhood into adulthood and the hidden influences they hold. Interactions of the past transfer weight into the present and suddenly I am heavy. In the series cyanotype film stills from childhood are overlaid with contemporary images to build complex connections between past and present.

Childhood is the incubation chamber for personality. Family, race, gender and social class coalesce to create identity. With an identity not understood, answers are sought after in the past. Learning of the past self will ultimately help in learning of the present self.

Cyanotype with digital