Last year, I began to photograph my grandmother as I wanted to have some visual records of her and our relationship. In my photography, I am interested in the presence of light and shadow and the subsequent interaction of those elements in an environment. For these images of her, I hoped to transfer some of that interest into my exploration of portraiture. In this photograph, I wanted to convey the feeling of a life that has been lived.

I attempted to express this sentiment through the placement of the shadow over her features. This shadow, to me, suggested the time that has passed and the time that is yet to pass. When I showed the image to my grandmother, she commented that, to her, it did not necessarily describe a personal moment, but was more representative of the experience of life.