Small events in life have drawn my attention to the inevitablility of aging: watching a friend’s parents reach senility; seeing my parents lose their friends; finding my body won’t recover from injury; feeling new aches and pains that I fear are more than just a sore muscle. Art becomes a useful way to better understand and face feelings toward this life transition and my hope is to find acceptance and beauty along with the frustrations and fears.
Aging is not a linear process and it manifests itself in multiple ways. The body seems the perfect visual metaphor for exploring the many layers of this universal human condition. As the body changes, we have to rediscover it and find a new understanding of this physical vessel that houses our minds and spirit. It seems like a foreign object at times and at others, a familiar and comfortable home in spite of, or because of, those aches and pains.
This series includes a collection of straight cyanotype photographs as well as ones with added mixed media.