Spliced vintage photos of men. Fragments of handwritten notes and codes. All taped and glued back together in intricate layers, reshaping stories, memories, identity, and history. Through a mixed media collage technique, these real people from the past are transformed into new characters, each with a complex narrative and vibe. When I edit these men’s presentations, reinterpret their identities, or reimagine their pasts, I not only preserve their original stories but also cast them in a new light. This process opens up new possibilities on who they are, and questions traditional views and narratives—and perceived realities—about male identity and masculinity throughout the 20th century.

Lamina is on view this summer at Plush Provincetown.