Throughout Fragments, Patricia Voulgaris focuses on how memories become abstracted and distorted over time. When one considers the past, their memory of a certain person or place is often fragmental. However, people can remember certain distinct qualities about an individual or a particular place. Time passes, recollections fade and become broken down into simple forms, shapes, and patterns. These forms are what hold memories together. Photographs provide people with the ability to recall a particular moment in time. But are memories stronger than photographs? Through this continual process, she first reconstructs and then deconstructs personal memories. Negative space distorts the original image, creating an ambiguous graphic form. Each image becomes fragmented, similar to the nature of old memories.