Early Work > Widow Maker

October 2013 – Present

As an artist, photography is the means by which I am able to step back, observe and consider that which I have or am experiencing. It allows me to remove myself from a situation, and, through the use of my camera, to ultimately see things more clearly.

This past fall my husband was riding his bike to work when he had to stop. He couldn’t catch his breath. He was literally having trouble breathing. Within a few short weeks it was discovered that there was a severe blockage in the left anterior descending coronary artery to his heart, otherwise known as a widow-maker. This changed everything.

I have struggled to understand and clearly articulate the shift that has occurred within our family, however, I am ever so grateful for it. There are moments now that cause me pause. These images are those moments. Now, this is what takes my breath away.