Sharons current body of work explores the intersection of memory, narrative and identity, using a treasure trove of orphaned photographs as a starting point. She received a gift of 5000 photographs of family members dating from 1880-1970. No one can identify the people in the photographs, so they resonate with loss and grieving, evoking the memory loss suffered by dementia patients. Sharon has created imagined narratives, names and characters for each one. This series of mixed media paintings is created using these photos and other found materials to explore themes of reclaiming joy in the midst of memory and loss.