Lost For Words

Paper Collage, 2016

A yearbook that was once part of someone’s past, now lost and in a stranger’s hands (someone devoid of emotional connection with the portrait sitters), is subjected to the onecut treatment. The students now appear to only have their physical appearance to hint at who they truly are.

However, just like strangers who are thrust together by chance and go on to perform incredible feats, the sitters here are spliced together to form a new union of character. Some have married themselves. Some are their own mothers. Others cling onto a friendship that another has long-since forgotten, but somewhere amongst this sea of faces sit the next great generation. Here is where we find world-changing scientific collaborations. Here are the next Beatles.