Family Room Sale
Bedroom Sale
Basement Bar Sale
Family Room Sale 2
What Remains 1
What Remains 2
Tiana Graves

My most recent concept emanates from my observations of home interiors photographed during the midst of an estate sale. Often times rooms, filled with decades worth of collections and personal belongings, are progressively fragmented and sold while I work. The image comments on the passage of time in regard to the object and how that object becomes a relic and represents eras of a life. 

The photographs conserve memory of places and times not of my own. They are attempts to highlight my connection to these places while seeking ways to preserve what is left of them. 

The shift from the role of observer to collector began within these interiors which led to my more recent work with salvaged objects. I felt an unyielding desire to preserve what was left of the fragmented collections of strangers. These strangers' memories are not of my own; yet they still carry a familiar tinge of personal nostalgia.