Going Viral is the name of the first exhibition cycle after my diagnosis. It reflects the initial emotional challenges spanning over two years. By using abstracted photography I try to engage the viewer in showing what an HIV infection feels like. What goes on in the mind, the body and on an emotional level – [...]
My mind was plunged into chaos - questioning everything. Every decision, every choice I had to make overwhelmed me. When working on portraits or on fashion shoots, I failed to direct. I couldn’t helm the situation. I couldn’t instruct people. My mind was in a frenzied mess – which was reflected in my lack of confidence. I doubted everything – especially my ability to make decisions.
Reviewing and recapturing, my life as a negative continues to pop its head into my life as a positive. Wearing a mask, my search for the artistic identity continues - trying to find a balance between the now and the has-been. Who was I as a negative? Who am I as a positive?
My profile on Visual Aids has been updated - and I would like to invite anyone to rummage through the artist directory - there are some fascinating and beautiful works out there! http://visualaids.org/artists