Divorced
       
     
Camera-Ready
       
     
More Or Less
       
     
Last Christmas Presents
       
     
My Sister's Room, January 2014
       
     
April 2014
       
     
Fitter Happier
       
     
Future Husband
       
     
Doing Her Makeup
       
     
Walking Down The Aisle
       
     
Selfie
       
     
Grampy's Funeral Reception
       
     
Sunny Day
       
     
Somebody's Pride & Joy
       
     
untitled
       
     
Merry Christmas
       
     
Christmas With Gary
       
     
Don't Know What To Do With Herself
       
     
Drowsy
       
     
Small Curd Ashtray
       
     
Forever Changed
       
     
Eastern Maine Medical Center
       
     
Penobscot River
       
     
Good For Nothing
       
     
Only Child
       
     
Divorced
       
     
Divorced

A Case Of You

My sister died at the beginning of 2014 after a short illness. Her death was unexpected, but not surprising. For the previous 30 years, she had experienced mental health issues and related alcoholism. When she was 12, her Raggedy Ann doll began telling her that she was worthless and a bad person; around this time she started drinking.

This work spans the second half of her life, including her difficult last eight years. At holiday gatherings, she often exhibited quiet disconnection and unease due to some combination of paranoia, depression, alcohol and mind-clouding medication. She rarely went out in public.  These photos show how small her world had become, a situation that, despite my family's hopes, never improved.

 

This work consists of film and digital photographs.
Exhibited at Washington Street gallery November 2015.
An abbreviated set of these photos was shown at the Griffin Museum of Photography as part of the Atelier 21 show in May 2015.

Camera-Ready
       
     
Camera-Ready
More Or Less
       
     
More Or Less
Last Christmas Presents
       
     
Last Christmas Presents
My Sister's Room, January 2014
       
     
My Sister's Room, January 2014
April 2014
       
     
April 2014
Fitter Happier
       
     
Fitter Happier
Future Husband
       
     
Future Husband
Doing Her Makeup
       
     
Doing Her Makeup
Walking Down The Aisle
       
     
Walking Down The Aisle
Selfie
       
     
Selfie
Grampy's Funeral Reception
       
     
Grampy's Funeral Reception
Sunny Day
       
     
Sunny Day
Somebody's Pride & Joy
       
     
Somebody's Pride & Joy
untitled
       
     
untitled
Merry Christmas
       
     
Merry Christmas
Christmas With Gary
       
     
Christmas With Gary
Don't Know What To Do With Herself
       
     
Don't Know What To Do With Herself
Drowsy
       
     
Drowsy
Small Curd Ashtray
       
     
Small Curd Ashtray
Forever Changed
       
     
Forever Changed
Eastern Maine Medical Center
       
     
Eastern Maine Medical Center
Penobscot River
       
     
Penobscot River
Good For Nothing
       
     
Good For Nothing
Only Child
       
     
Only Child