the questions i asked (myself)

how can i use the technology in a meaningful way?

what do i want to accomplish with this project?

how will i construct a family portrait through interview, personal and group narrative memory, photographs, historical documents and other creative processes that will allow the freedom and flexibility of other forms of family storytelling and portraiture?

"how do we cull significant dramatic action from material based on our own life or the lives of our family? how do we transform the personal into the universal? how do we combat narcissism and the cult of confessional art and writing when using the self and family history as the material base of one's artistic expression?" -- university of iowa creativity workshop

how do i construct a work of art that is successful as parts of a whole?