Open Heart

Artist Statement:

My work in photography, whether pinhole or standard, has always aimed at revealing edges of the mystery of life, aging, death and transformation. Often surreal, the images that I prefer seem to exist on the edge of the dream world, of one’s internal landscape.

My current work began during my sister’s battle with cancer. I became obsessed with what was going on inside her body and began the series of internal organs sewn onto photographs of the human figure. In addition to my sister, my oldest son, both my parents and two close artist/collaborator friends died over the past few years. I have done hand work all my life and the comfort of doing that on my photographs has helped me through a very long grieving period in addition to adding a dimension to the scope and impact of my ideas.

Pinky/MM Bass