In the somber farmland between Pemberton and Lillooet, I found visual expression for the devouring sense of isolation that followed my loss. Forgoing a map, I drove along unfamiliar roads at the height of winter to lose myself in peaceful, remote snowscapes. Isolation focuses on the division I sensed between my-self-in-mourning and the rest of the world. Secluded spaces provided me with a backdrop for emotional rest and deep reparative work. The dream-like blanched palate signals purity and the unusual sense of calm I found at this juncture of my grief journey. This series reflects those places where my mind wandered, finding respite in a withdrawal from the busy pace of my body as it continued to go through the motions of daily life.
Isolation is the third series in a collection of eight that form my body of work entitled Good Grief. Good Grief is a visual articulation of the profound personal transformations I underwent after the life-changing loss of my mother.