Detached figures keeping their distance. Ghostly shadows within shadows. Space with no space.
When I began this project in 1998, I was haunted by the ghosts of my past. Feelings of isolation and loss infused these images. I was too close to it. It was too close to me. I had to leave it — unexpressed.
After more than a decade, in 2009, I was able to return to this work. As I now reflect upon these images I see a sense of grace. I see fluidity. I see a silent rhythm. I see ghosts who now dance.
The realization of this work is, in itself, an act of forgiveness. Forgiveness of others and of myself.