This body of work began when sifting through box of forgotten photographs. They rekindled hidden memories of family, friends, country and the past. Landscapes altered, a sense of time. The photos were a sentimental reminder of how the past renders us in the now. I traversed backwards, into my childhood home, back to my parents, to those open fields and rolling hills. I fumble in time. I fumble in the present, amongst the larger world’s malevolence, hatred, and inability to forgive. In this body of work my nostalgia is escapism, a search for a place of peace, a reminder or discovery of hope.
Nostalgic Dialogues is a mosaic, a visual conversation of me, past and present, trying to make sense of the world.

Hilary Herrmann