A fish never thinks about water until he is out of it.
Robert Penn Warren
Heading to the store to pick up something that was needed for dinner, I gave my grandmother a quick unaffectionate hug. “What you call that, an ‘en tout cas’?” she asked. I inquired “what is an ‘en tout cas’?” "A just in case" she replied.
En Tout Cas explores the notion that we subconsciously alter our past through malleable memories. In this body of work I’ve mined my memories to recreate representative imagery of select scenes from my upbringing in the Cajun culture. These images do not try to render an accurate account of the subject or scenes but have emerged from distorted autobiographical memories and strive to invoke the feeling of the memory. Giving a setting to the images, they are titled using common phrases that are unique to the local language.