A Spinal Matter, 1996

In this series, which is the first that I made digitally, I examined the fragility of life, taking the backbone as a central theme and envisioning the spine as crucial to the survival of the psyche. Combining self-portraits with images of my lover and niece and juxtaposing them with images of vertebrae and the spinal column magnified through digital technology, I constructed the series as a call to strength, an altar to the essence of one’s being.