Alex Delapena's Polaroid Collage Series: "Lingering Strands" | The Fading Beauty of an Ex-Lover

Born in Subic Bay, Philippines in 1989, Alex Delapena has resided on O‘ahu, Hawai‘i since 1995. Using photography as tool for personal reflection, through employing processes that spans from the 19th to 21st centuries, he invites viewers on a journey of isolation, remorse and coping. Delapena is also a part of the art collective No Love, an emerging self-publishing group based in Hawaii. Connect with him on his website.

His artist statement about his series Lingering Strands is unique and honest. His work is direct and bold. Recreating the fading beauty of an ex-lover. "With the presence of my former significant other fading almost a year later from my memory, her strands still lingers. The fragmented visuals that I can recall and her unique hair that has brought inspiration for this body of work. The lingering strands that have endured former love, heart aches, and fading memories. I had sought to piece together the fragmented feelings I once felt and desensitized the feelings of this former relationship."