This series depicts teenage sisters in vintage wall mirrors. The mirror itself has a rich history: culturally, psychologically and symbolically. It allows us to immediately reflect on ourselves, our context, and our state of mind. The etched images of contemporary teenage girls capture a very specific moment in time, as these vintage mirrors have contained countless faces of the past.
This body of work is very personal and addresses my relationship with my sister when we were teenagers. The connection between sisters throughout their teen years can be supportive, informative, competitive and complicated. Navigating these times with another family member struggling with similar issues adds yet another layer to this tumultuous experience. When looking into the faces of these young girls we see ourselves, overlapping, sharing a space, allowing time to be present and perhaps empathetic. The pattern on the wall across from the mirrors incorporates the flowers held by my sister and myself during our wedding ceremonies.