What We May Have Left Series

Antique portraits of women and men are layered with vintage paper and mixed media, evoking a sense of fading recollections and lost memories. Holly Temple observes, “The viewer is asked to imagine a story based on the deliberate placement of tiny, disparate pieces of history that have been left behind.”  Ashlee Temple notes, “The pieces are meant to invoke a certain amount of mystery and curiosity into the “grasp-less-ness” of our past.”  The works are purposely small, inviting the viewer to peer in closely, as though looking through a magnifying lens, in order to catch a glimpse of something otherwise unknown.