(edition of ten prints)
Image size: 3.25â€ x 4.25â€ on photo paper measuring: 8.5â€ x 11â€
Each print is on archival Epson Premium Luster inkjet paper
About the “Flower Series”:
Last year in May 2016 my daughter had a near-fatal brain hemorrhage. After emergency brain surgery and pediatric ICU for two days, she was in the hospital for nearly a month. I spent every night on the couch by her side. To maintain some kind of sanity, I would take walks (when another family member took over for me) out to a small flower garden in front of the hospital. I would stare at these flowers and their seemingly impossible beauty would recharge my sense of hope that I could deal with what was going on. We are always stronger than we think we are and when it comes to our children there is a special reservoir that arises to meet us.
I had recently bought another Polaroid camera for my collection, a vintage SX-70, that came with some expired film. I used this camera to make all the photographs in this series. The imperfections are what make images unique and surprising. As I tell my daughter, we are all perfectly imperfect. Despite what the media tells us, we donâ€™t need to be anything more than what we are, as it is our seeming â€œimperfectionsâ€ that make us truly wonderful. The miracle in all of this is that my daughter is doing incredibly well now – almost as if what happened did not. My gratitude for still having her here is immeasurable. I am also incredibly grateful that I have my art practice for processing my pain, sorrow, hope and joy.