Three Women

Doctored passport photos

I doctored a passport image of my grandmother (after whom I am named, and whom died before I was born), with the image from my own passport, and in the resulting image, I had finally recognised in my grandmother, my mother. Ordinarily you would combine the mother’s face with the grandmother’s, to end up at the face of the grandchild, but in this case, it is the combination of grandmother and grandchild that place my mother in the boundary position. Time is forced out of joint, by combining my own image (diluted by my father’s genetic traits) with her’s, my mother’s face was revealed.