I was raised in a family that could best be described as a multi-cultural pot of stew. A mixed household of proud Eastern European and South American heritage immersed my sister and I into mixed languages, unorthodox religious customs, and strong superstitious beliefs. The idea of the spirit world was never questioned, as we were often told family stories involving our gypsy ancestors, ghosts, unexplainable phenomenon, and even ritualistic magic. This body of work is my exploration into the unknown and an attempt at understanding the idea of spirituality, faith, and what lies beyond. Each photograph is an individual vignette; each a glimpse into the mystery and mysticism that I felt as a child and into young adulthood. Although my personal views and understanding of god have changed over the years, my search for clarity and divine explanation has only deepened. The remnants of spiritualistic nostalgia and faint glimmers of magic still linger in my subconscious, their presence still evident to me throughout my creative process. Embracing the random anomalies and subtle imperfections captured on film, I am calling upon the hazy recollections of my past and fragmented pieces of family history. Although I may never find the answers I’m searching for, this body of work represents my acknowledgement of a force much greater than myself, and one that may very well remain an enigma.