MODERN MYTHS: inside the shadows
It’s springtime in Savannah and I’m standing alone in the muggy night air. My son is downstairs, my husband is gone. I walk to the railing of our deck above the pool. I look over. I see my body face down in the water. I didn’t know it then, but I was miserable. I had suffered the death of a friend who was like a sister, mentor, and spiritual guide to me. After years of marriage and motherhood, I was in the middle of a life crisis.
Modern Myths is the misrepresentation of what we hold as truth. These truths are often given to us from those who are closest to us - their words and actions over time, their judgements, and our own judgements as we compare ourselves to others. The photographs in Modern Myths must therefore then also be the representation of truth. In my case, anxiety, sadness, despair, and loneliness. My truth showed itself when I started making the imagery.
By standing in these different environments and facing my deepest self, I hope to give each viewer space to journey into their own truth, free from the influence of others. This examination of the darker side of self has been cathartic for me. By stirring deep emotions in the viewer I aspire to give a sense of relief in the knowledge that none of us are alone. Our pain is our humanity.
Images come on fiber rag paper in sizes 24 x 32, 30 x 40 inches in edition of 6 +2AP, and 50 x 60 inches in edition of 3 +2AP.