Herstorectomy
Project info

Herstorectomy
The foundation of my documentary projects rests on intuition. I see an image that strikes me and draws me in. I watch an event that my imagination absorbs.
I follow my perception of an internal meaning and remain vigilant in waiting for other images that seem contribute a dialogue in relation. It is a difficult and often exhausting, open-ended search for the story and it's meaning.
My documentary "Herstorectomy" is about the accidental discovery that I had the beginnings of ovarian and uterine cancer - supposedly inherited from my mother and her oldest sister. One year prior to my diagnosis I began to photograph images with a circular form and the general form of an X or T. I was able to document all of the hospitalization because the anesthesiologist agreed to give me only a spinal anesthetic. I was awake for everything except a brief period at the time of my abdominal incision until the just after organs removal. The 10 photographs that I present here are only a summary of events that took place over period of twelve months.