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Every Paul
Archival Inkjet Print
4"x4"
2015
Paul's Coat
Archival Inkjet Print
16"x20"
2017
Paul's Dental Bag
Archival Inkjet Print
16"x20"
2017
Sankt Leonhard am Forst
Archival Inkjet Print
32"x40"
2015
Paul
Archival Inkjet Print
24"x20"
2018
Grandma's House
Archival Inkjet Print
20"x24"
2018
Kiskundorozsma
Archival Inkjet Print
40"x32"
2018
Soviet Statue
Archival Inkjet Print
20"x16"
2018
Soviet WWII Gun
Archival Inkjet Print
16"x20"
2018
Soviet Factory
Archival Inkjet Print
16"x20"
2018
Grandma's House
Archival Inkjet Print
20"x24"
2018
Paul
Archival Inkjet Print
24"x20"
2017
Rechle
Archival Inkjet Print
32"x40"
2015
Grandma's House
Archival Inkjet Print
20"x24"
2018
Grandma's House
Archival Inkjet Print
20"x24"
2018
Paul
Archival Inkjet Print
24"x20"
2018
Ács Kistarcsa Izsák
Archival Inkjet Print
40"x32"
2018
Gun Range
Archival Inkjet Print
20"x16"
2018
Zirc
Archival Inkjet Print
32"x40"
2015
Paul
Archival Inkjet Print
24"x20"
2018
Grandma
Archival Inkjet Print
20"x24"
2015

In 1945, my maternal grandmother and her family fled Hungary as Russian armies advanced from the east. They traveled through Austria to Germany, eventually settling in a displaced-persons camp in Munich. There, my grandmother met and became engaged to a Hungarian man named Paul. When sponsorship to the U.S. opened, my grandmother left with her family, certain her fiancé would follow.

During transatlantic passage, my grandmother was ill with symptoms of early pregnancy, ultimately leading to my mother's birth. My grandmother's fiancé never came to America nor did they meet again. This work is an attempt to visualize and reconstruct a past and a world that no longer exists except in relatively few place markers, carried objects, and memories.