Traumatic events become a part of who we are and who we become.
Healing trauma is a cyclical process of death, rebirth, and the space in-between. My daily internal struggles to surpass childhood trauma are vivid yet unseen. Moments of despair and hope, fear and peace, defeat and triumph, pass unmarked to the outside world. This work experiments with depicting those visceral experiences of emotional states and memories.
Creating these vignettes alone in my studio is, in part, interpretive performance. Music is integral to the process of emotional state, the rise and fall of the moment. Each piece is titled with an "Opus No." to reflect that. The title numbers have a metaphysical correlation to each photograph's narrative. I symbolically call this body of work by my birth name, Norah, which means light.