found within this group of work presents another story. It locates the
ways in which each subject finds their agency and mobility within relationships,
and consequently, a sense of self. The pieces present in this exhibition
combine text and image, fiction and non-fiction, literal illustration
and loose representation. Drawing from botanical and anatomical figurations,
these images aim to illustrate the reciprocity of fragility and strength,
inside and outside, and the body as a site of vulnerability........ Much
like the language of my subjects, the texts found in these works are ambiguous,
coded. The language of botanical and anatomical studies links subjects
1-5 to this unexpected imagery, pointing to the specifics of their hearts.
One enters the work, decodes, and interprets these testimonies of calculated
vulnerability that in effect, become not about 5 specific people, but
about all of us.... ...... The work addresses positions both of objectivity
and subjectivity, the dissector and the dissected."