Creating the G(love) series brought up many childhood memories. At first, all were negative experiences that reinforced my perception of my father with all his faults and tragedies. However, during the process of creating G(love), I was able to see these experiences from a different perspective. The belief that my father “never gave me anything except heartache” was slowly replaced by a long list of very specific positive traits, skills and opportunities that were given to me from my Dad. Many of these were jolting but pleasant surprises. For example, I realized just a few years ago that my introduction into image making started with my Dad filming me around the house and yard. This astounded me.
I started to look for these connections as I realized that there were probably more surprises to be found. It was not difficult. Most were memories that had been part of my conscious past; it was just a matter of seeing them from a different perspective. These memories and their transformation from pain to pleasure are the framework of Re-Remembered; a 45-minute monologue designed to be delivered surrounded by the large photographic works contained in the G(love) series. It’s a testament to the belief that it is never too late to have a happy childhood.