AARON WAX — NATURALIZATION
Naturalization is an investigation into the life of my grandfather. I create my images from saved objects, photographs, and documents. These images act as a framework for reconstructing his story. I also appropriate other materials to supplement my study. My work is concerned with oral histories and the collection as an extension of memory. I explore how a story can change over time. After numerous retellings, a story becomes only a shadow of the original experience, both by omitting elements and exaggerating others. This inevitable shift in our flawed memories allows for the creation a new and equally flawed narrative.