Jocelyn grew up throughout the Midwest of the United States and studied art at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Jocelyn currently lives and works in New York City. The artwork Jocelyn creates involves reviewing the concept of the past as a silent witness; dissecting any relevance in codes that may, or may not, ever make sense through the process of re-articulation with the viewer. Taken with a traditional film camera, the images consist of original documents of the artist’s day-to-day thoughts and experiences. Jocelyn also collects negatives and other random found materials kept by anonymous observers who found a similar sense of past ephemera in their current moment -- which also plays varying roles in the imagery.
In doing this process Jocelyn tries to recreate a mood or emotion akin to a memory of the sensation of collapsing time. The entire process of making the image becomes the transformative piece of the moment forgotten in remembering; in an active sense the catalyst for further initiation and growth. The photographic print becomes a testament to what is not yet consciously aware; it’s dismemberment and subsequent reassembly of light, space, form, and time create a unique and completely independent newness to the image and space. The printed works are delicate, labor-intensive, and one-of-a-kind.