BirdWoman series 2023
After a short hiatus and more than 27 years of self-portraits, I have returned to a recurrent theme in my work and in my life – the feeling of being trapped and wanting to fly. In recent years, after moving to another country, I have begun to experience limitations which have made me feel this again. Difficulties in integrating – learning a new language, being at the mercy of public transportation as the main means of travel, physical limitations due to chronic back problems, arthritis, and foot injuries, as well as psychological issues of feeling alone, feeling invisible - not being seen or heard all play roles. Expressing these thoughts artistically in front of the lens is always therapeutic though often leaves the problems unresolved.