In the series, Repose, I mine my family photo albums and select images to restage. I recreate aspects of these images using myself and my family. I try to remember the circumstances of the original photographs as well as the spirit of the expressions and I ask my mother and sister to do the same as I photograph them; however, more often than not, it is impossible to return. The images touch on loss and the unattainable through juxtaposition of the past and present. They are about my shifting identity and my familial relationships. The photographs demonstrate an invisible thread that ties me, my sister and my mother to her mother although we are separated on genetic and temporal levels (my mother was adopted). The repetition of the poses, expressions and clothing has an uncanny effect: the remakes appear other than natural as they scratch at something just beneath the surface of our family psyche.