Dressed Up (2013) Dressed Up is a series of self-portraits about personal history and connection to family. After my father and his sister died, I unpacked boxes of saved family clothes and special objects, looking for clues about their early lives before I was born. Guided by family stories and old photographs, I imagined my father as a young officer, my aunt studying fashion design in Paris, my mother as a young coed at NYU. I wanted to get closer, so I dressed myself in the clothes and hats I found, including some from those who are still alive. Then facing the camera, I am an actor, combining the past and the present, merging their lives with mine.