Patricia Voulgaris is an artist from New York. She recently graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2013, and received a BFA in photography. Her work has been exhibited in New York, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. She is interested in exploring the relationship between photography and sculpture.
Throughout this body of work, I focus on how memories become abstracted and distorted over time. When one considers the past, their memory of a certain person or place is often fragmental. However, people can remember certain distinct qualities about an individual or a particular place. Time passes, recollections fade and become broken down into simple forms, shapes, and patterns. These forms are what hold memories together. Photographs provide people with the ability to recall a particular moment in time. But are memories stronger than photographs? Through this continual process, I first re-construct and then deconstruct personal memories. Negative space distorts the original image, creating an ambiguous graphic form. Each image becomes fragmented, similar to the nature of old memories.