We are our Mountains:

My thesis work at the Cooper Union combined writing, photography (from medium format to iphone images), bookmaking, and large format printing.

The ghosts of migration follow my family from Armenia to California. These geographies function as a ledger in the crisis of representation. In tracing this history, I collapse this personal archive and interrogate memory using these materials to build out an architecture for understanding both genocide and ecocide.

By using my personal, familial, and geographical histories, I attempt to begin mapping dispossession, indigeniety, displacement, natural disaster and genocide: all parts of a greater past, present and futures to come. The crises I speak of here are ongoing; I write in real time to document immediate effects—memory and photograph as an imperfect archive.