My current series draws inspiration from vintage discarded photographs of women and families. I find the source images in antique stores, garage sales, old family albums, local history books and archives. The scenes are edited and altered to suggest dream and nostalgia, with compositions that allow for an open narrative. Rather than remain a discarded or forgotten photograph, the highlighted female figures and their settings are transformed to explore traditional gender roles and power dynamics. Using pre-digital reference images as a starting point, I seek to create open narrative driven by memory activation. Working in a painterly style, I use drawing and paint media to create ambiguity, allowing marks and brushstrokes to form veils and layers of perception.