Self Reflect

When I began this series, I was feeling stuck in my art, and feeling like my relationship with my body needed deep love and attention. Oftentimes in pictures and in mirrors, what I saw did not reflect who I felt I was. I felt that I was seeing the body of some stranger, and I struggled to see any evidence of my spirit. Despite deep fears around being seen, I decided to try to photograph myself in an attempt to repair that rift. Photography seemed like the perfect medium for this exploration, as I've always considered it a tool of magical realism. For this project, I took one self-portrait (roughly) every week for a year. What you see reflected here are echoes of my being from that time. (Summer Solstice 2021 - Summer Solstice 2022)