Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Recollections of Paradise Lost is both a memoir and a fictitious account. While the images in this series are based on actual people and events from my childhood, they are nonetheless implied narratives. Through the employment of universal symbols of childhood nostalgia such as tricycles, tire swings, toys, etc., these photographs are intended to implore the viewer to make connections with their own pasts. These narratives are meant to captivate and enchant and at the same time, disturb and haunt. Ultimately, the objective is for the audience to reconsider and re-experience the joys, fears, losses and traumas associated with childhood experience and memory.
Document Availability at the Time of Submission
Release the entire work immediately for access worldwide.
Storlie, Japheth Alan, "Recollections of Paradise Lost" (2009). LSU Master's Theses. 3634.