Long-kept traditions and treasured memories provide the connection that binds generation to generation. However, the sad realization is that without a determined effort, these traditions certainly become memories of the past.
Family Recipe stems from memories of times spent with my mom cooking in the kitchen. As a child, I watched her make biscuits the way her mother taught her, and even though I never met my grandmother, I felt a spiritual connection with her then and likewise in this series. In these photographs, I focus deliberately on the hands and the ingredients. The hands portray meticulous care in mixing the ingredients in preparation for the nourishment of the family.
My intentions are to reverently honor my grandmother while evoking the viewer’s memory of a family member or friend who uses, or may have used, a recipe that was handed down through the generations. Tradition and memories provide the connection to our past.