MY HEART FILLS WITH LAKES


There is the romance of mother- or parenthood. And there is the reality. One of the realities is about 1 in 7 women nationally experience symptoms of postpartum depression (PPD), in some states the average is as high as 1 in 5 women. This recent series begins to chronicle the emotions surrounding new motherhood and PPD - feelings of suffocation, exhaustion, incompetence, sadness, anger, numbness, and disconnection from one's body. My work holds the space between love, sadness, and silence while attempting to reconcile all the tears during what society says are supposed to be the happiest days of my life.

My Life is Plagued by Should
2019
photograph
24" x 48"
Once More Controlling my Boiling Sigh
2020
photograph
16" x 48"
I Want to be Pure Gold for You
2020
Photograph
16" x 24"
Trying to Remember to Reach for Pieces of Myself
2020
Photograph
16" x 24"
Over and Over (Sisyphus, Now I Understand)
2021
photograph
24" x 32"
I Thought I Knew What Tired Was
2019
Photograph
20" x 30"