Restore Yourself

2/28/17

A whirlwind of life events have happened, and I can't believe a year has gone by. My Aunt Mope passed away a year ago today. My Uncle Louie gave me a stack of photos to restore, and this is the only one I have completed. When I said yes I didn't take into account the emotional ramifications of spending so much time with her. As hard as it was; it was that much more cathartic to meditate on tiny fibers of an image while cleaning it up. The process helped me heal and come to grips with my loss. 

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This particular image is my Uncle's favorite. Which is why I choose this one to start with. It is degraded because of all the years it has spent in his wallet. It has been a permanent fixture in between his billfold since 1967. She was a Mod beauty and I miss her. 

A Restoration of Self, 2017