"Time present and time past
Are both perhaps present in time future,
And time future contained in time past.... " - T. S. Eliot

Civil Atrocitiesa series of photographed tableaus created with toy soldiers and dolls from childhood is rooted in the nostalgia of youthful, imaginative play, where toys were often stand-ins for a child’s simplistic view of right and wrong, good and evil. As an adult living through the present-day horrors of a global pandemic, racial genocide, climate change, American Nationalism, and the Trump administration, my photographs represent the struggle to escape the destruction, chaos, and fear threatening our present-day survival, as well as an apocalyptic future.

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