Pink Toon, 2014
Since 2000 my work has been based on a reaction to living through the decades of loss due to the AIDS crisis.
The current series is inspired by Ovid’s Metamorphosis: The Fall of Icarus, Apollo and Hyacinthus, (“You should have lived forever in my sight, your life well-earned…” Book X) as well as the poems of Cavafy (Before Time Changed Them) and David Bowie (Rebel Rebel).The photos are a combination of analogue and digital processing and often layered to mirror memory and time: longing, loss, transformation, discovery.
“I never found them again-all lost so quickly…the poetic eyes, the pale face…in the darkening street” -C.P. Cavafy, Days of 1903