Choreographing My Past is project about the complexity of family dynamics.  After living on my own for over a decade, I returned to live in my childhood home only to discover a family that remembers the girl I once was, but refuses to accept the woman I’ve become. This experience forced me to revisit my past and reevaluate my role with in my family.

 

The images in this series reflect feelings of both metaphoric and literal isolation. Although I occupy this space physically, I experience a sense of detachment and alienation. I literally climb, crawl and step through different rooms to mentally escape and maintain my sanity. In the end, I accept the struggle, to find love and acceptance in this space with my extended family.

Returning from Stage Right, solo
Returning from Stage Right, solo

32 x 24 inch

Suspended Frustration, solo
Suspended Frustration, solo

32 x 24 inch

Validation, ensemble
Validation, ensemble

32 x 24 inch

Auntie's Shield, trio
Auntie's Shield, trio

32 x 24 inch

His Medicine vs. My Medicine, duet
His Medicine vs. My Medicine, duet

32 x 24 inch

Forced Arch to Avoid, solo
Forced Arch to Avoid, solo

32 x 24 inch

Tossed and Settled, duet
Tossed and Settled, duet

32 x 24 inch

I Am The Light, duet
I Am The Light, duet

32 x 24 inch

His Curiosity, My Mission, trio
His Curiosity, My Mission, trio

32 x 24 inch

Different Existence, duet
Different Existence, duet

32 x 24 inch

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