River of Woe
Betrayal exacts a detrimental toll on one’s sense of self, and emotional stability. We all think we know what we would do when enmeshed in such a situation, yet the reality is that we have no idea until we are confronted by it.
Desperately trying to find the light while riding a rollercoaster that I never got in line for, I was steeped in the palpable unknowability of a new normal that was entirely abnormal. I felt utterly alone; that no one understood; that the pain would never stop.
I have used long camera exposures with motion and blur to give voice to the fracturing of self and my life that I experienced.
I feel that by sharing my trauma via this work, others experiencing similar grief may feel less alone in their pain.