Archival pigment prints
10” edition of 10
Semaphore examines the shift in my perspective after having been diagnosed five years ago with Parkinson’s Disease. Through images, I consider what it means to integrate this life-altering information into my sense of self. What does acceptance look like?
Post diagnosis, everyday items and experiences take on new meaning. New tasks top my “to do” list each day. Simple tools now represent challenge. Uncertainty pervades the periphery surfacing my vulnerability. As I look around me, the branches of trees become networks of neurons, or resemble tendons in my wrist imaged by MRI. Acknowledging these signals facilitates the process of adaptation.
Optimism holds the key for me right now. Light, always an inspiration, illuminates a path for me to follow. And I go.
With this project I aim to connect with others whose journeys also require growth, patience and perseverance to move forward.