Mahr generally works in series, each small collection of black and white images – half remembered, half invented – weaving dreams and telling tales, a mystery for us to unravel.
Mahr's photo series challenge the idea of historical fact, implying instead that personal memories and historical events seep into each other and are threaded through with myth and fantasy. Many of her works are collaged from the relationships with her mother, grandmother and daughter. That linkage, and the various biographical, social and cultural fragments which are passed along it, signify a search for anchorage among the displacements in her life.
Here Mahr places small gifts over the image of a childhood friend, offerings from the present to the past, symbolising friendship over time.