2017 - 2018
Fractured Memory, Paz's MFA Thesis exhibition, discusses the relationship between reality and fiction in order to depict the struggle of childhood memory consolidation, alongside its post traumatic effects on growth into adulthood. These concepts are formally applied through the art of photo-compositing. Echoing the multifaceted nature of memory, each piece is made by superimposing visual elements from diverse sources in Photoshop—including 18th century art, social media, 1970’s horror films, fairy tales, children’s drawings, personal texts, and crime scene photography. Fractured Memory bridges the gap between past and present imagery in order to spark a conversation and build a relationship with the viewer, the narrative, and the victim.