X-rays are often explored through glimpses alongside a
doctor’s cursory examination.
Viewed through the filter of personal vulnerability and anxiety, a
distorted memory developed of what should have been a precise photographic
the heart, lies a paradox of the human condition: the unrelenting exposure of
physical frailty against the raw emotions and psychological tenacity that the
x-rays induce but can never tangibly reveal. This is where “Wavelengths of Light” begins.
recording the condition of one’s physical being with precision, the films
expose solely corporal issues, which the mind must then contemplate and
reconcile, revealing the peripheral relationship of the physical self to the
emotional self. Coupling the photographic concern for light with the X-ray’s
revelation of the body’s condition through light, “Wavelengths of Light” presents a literal and figurative
illumination of the body. This
series utilizes the ephemeral nature of the X-ray film to explore the ethereal
nature of its imagery. Each piece
resists and transforms the medical field’s purely diagnostic use of these films
to create works that reveal psychological elements the X-rays themselves
cannot. These are portraits
stripped of flesh, leaving only echoes of the actual physical person yet
revealing a tangible understanding of the psyche.