My work is derived from my childhood memories, family lore, and my nighttime dreams. The inspiration to photographically reconstruct old family stories was a way to record them and document how they helped form who I am. By retelling stories visually, I want to present to the viewer the unique set of symbols I have found within them. To recreate the stories, I use a mixture of personal and appropriated images, utilizing analog and digital formats, and alternative processes. This approach creates visually rich, layered images that bridge the past and the present, me and my family.
Angela was born and raised in Humboldt County, California. She graduated from Humboldt State University in 2000 with a B.A. in Fine Art. She now lives and works in Sacramento, CA.