Hannah Cooper McCauley

hannahlcooper.com

A Singular Sense of Urgency

My life has often felt like one long string of layovers. Because my father is a Baptist minister, my family moved all across the sister states of Mississippi and Alabama from the time I was born and well into college. Because of this, I developed a bemusing mixture of loneliness and imagination. I grew up believing in the fantastic and the probability of miracles. I learned at an early age to accept the things I could not understand, and I feel this has long influenced the method and construction of my imagery.

Because the notion of transition has routinely steered my life from childhood onward, I am fascinated by the many forms it takes even now, as I examine my new identity as lover, wife, and possible mother.

This ongoing body of work explores the connection I maintain with the temporary. I often feel a combination of frustration and kinship with this facet of my life, and it has invariably instilled a consistent need to both go back through, and move forward into experiences. I make photographs as a way to interpret this desire and investigate my relationship with the ephemeral. Through investigation of family history, mythology, and the notion of memory as interpretation, I aim to demystify my past and fill the void where specific memories were never created, satisfying this curiosity with the opacity of a photograph.

Comments are closed.