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Time Passing

“Aging creeps up on you.”  At least it sure took me by surprise.  When I get up in the morning, I find myself gazing in the mirror, remembering how I used to look, comparing my body now to what it was and longing for all the things I used to be able to do, that I can’t do now.

This project wrestles with my struggle to be grateful for how dynamic I was when I was young and, simultaneously, embrace the new me.  The variety and unpredictability of my now, random aches and pains, often unbalance me.  Ripping images representing a younger and older self has helped me to address my feeling of fragmentation.  The process of tearing and manipulating these printed images tactically has created a way for me to digest and deal with my disorientation and the reality of my advancing years.


Collaging the contrasting pieces together has created a new map for me to follow.  It has encouraged me to recognize that even though aging has compromised some of my physical abilities, I can still appreciate my body as it changes and develop a positive, renewed outlook towards entering my third chapter.

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