I realize that I am as much like my father as I am not like him. My intention is to actively define ‘fathers’ by recalling our collective experiences. I am interested in the conventions of symbols how they function. I am interested in the common symbolism of ‘father’ with ‘rainbow’ and ‘bridge’ as change, choice and action/non action, and transcendence. This symbolism seems to contradict my experience. I have become aware that my friends, those who I relate to, also have a distance from their father. We feel a distance whether it is because of their passing or having left the family at a young age or neglect due to alcoholism and drug abuse. I intend for this video to be viewed several times. I believe it is best understood by distancing ourselves from it.

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