A young woman crouches with her hands protectively over her head and back. Red, paper planes fire down on her.
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The Albatross Series

Back in 2017, I began struggling with my mental health. A lot of things happened in my personal and professional life in the years before but I chose to push through instead of reach out for help. Consequently, one day I broke. The Albatross project came out of my counselling sessions. My counsellor was amazing… Continue reading The Albatross Series

Woman sits on floor with her back facing. there are two larges holes in her back.
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Wounded

Even the largest of wounds can heal. In time you will be whole again. Construction: Nikon D700, 50mm, f, 1/80, ISO 500. The floor was created out of a laminate floor palette arrange on my bedroom carpet. For the hole I used a broken vase and the warp tool in Photoshop to get the shapes… Continue reading Wounded

The gold adhesive joins of the Japanese art of Kintsugi are visible on a young woman, as she sits crossed legged facing a wall.
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Kintsugi

Kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing cracked or broken pottery. Where the broken pieces are joined with gold. Wear you scars with pride and rejoice, for you have healed, and become stronger and more beautiful than before. Celebrate your unique history, for without it, you cannot be what you are to become.

A young woman sits in the floor holding her legs to her chest. She faces a wall. Her naked back is covered with angry, ugly mouths.
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Voices

The voices both inside us and outside us can be extremely damaging. The negative comments and self talk become part of us and eat away at our self belief and self image. With anxiety the voices are loud and continuous. Always negative, fearful and self depreciating. You are the thoughts you have, and the voices you listen to.