Embodiment


In the beginning, these photos weren’t a series at all. They were just disparate portraits of friends, taken from time to time over the years. Initially there was no grand design, which is why each one was so special to me when taken, almost like a secret I kept locked away. Only later, when I was asked to provide existing work for a local group show, did these photos end up living together. That group show was titled Embodiment, and I, along with the other artists featured, was asked to provide work to fit that theme. Though these are portraits, each photo also embodies an idea, not just a person. While that made them perfect for the show, I’m forever grateful because it brought these photographs together as a series—and I never felt a need to change the name.

Tom with Painted Hair
Doug's Back
David / Broken Elbow
Sana, from the Clay series
Pregnant
My Mother, The Year of Her Death
Angel and Grandmother
Mary's Daughter
Mark / Shadow
Mark
Linda with Crown, from the Clay series
Jim / Triangle
Fran's Grace
Erin / Pregnant
Kira with Doll
David at the Gameroom
Doug #2
Doug #1
Deborah
Deborah / Cross
Death Mask
Crista's Hand
Crista
Brad with Flag
Dwayne's Ashes