The Great Collapse
This body of work was fueled by my interest in famous historical crimes, but I was also grieving the death of my Father from dementia. My Father had been domineering when I was young. His long illness and metal decline exposed feelings and fantasies of retaliation for the way he controlled my early life, but I also loved him and agonized over his slow mental and physical decline. My thoughts turned to Lizzie Borden, a central figure in the hatchet murders of her father and stepmother in Victorian-era Fall River, Massachusetts. In my images, she acts out against her oppressor and releases untapped rage, leaving me free to experience the loss of complicated parent, whom I loved.