This series explores societal norms and gender identities in traditional Southern culture through the use of photographic portraiture. In particular, I focus on the notion of “home” and “belonging” from an insider-outsider perspective. This perception was shaped by my experience growing up in a traditional Texas family – one with well-defined customs, institutions and social attitudes – but has been influenced by years living away.
The subject of my work is my family, whom throughout the years has generously allowed me, indeed welcomed me, to photograph in their environments. As an artist, I am interpreting their narratives of domestic and social life, both in Houston and at the ranch, and describe how they are all interrelated.