Family Album 2

While I was working on the Family Album project the child in me was reactivated, which is a frequent occurrence in the elderly I am told. It was if I was playing with my action figures or dolls or imaginary friends.  The more that I gathered photographs and assembled stories the more they started to group together into family units. Ultimately they went back in time to two families in the mid 19th century and eventually the two joined. I created a family tree for all 70 plus individuals. Perhaps they became a little too real!

 

Madge

Madge

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Horace

Horace

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Franklin

Franklin

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Amanda

Amanda

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This article has 4 comments

  1. Don

    I’ve enjoyed this peek into these imaginary family albums since you dreamt up the project. I’m reminded of Ralph Meatyard’s ‘Lucybelle Crater’ family albums. Though he created his imaginary masked family and you’ve invented histories of found family pictures, both series are humorous and a little frightenly close to home. http://www.americansuburbx.com/2011/11/ralph-eugene-meatyard-the-family-albums-of-ralph-eugene-meatyard-2006-2.html

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