We Waste More Tears On Answered Prayers,Than Unanswered Ones

2013

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Oak trees are a key part of Southern Gothic aestheticism in America. If oak  become diseased, the extraction of the diseased parts can typically become too costly. A more cost effective solution is to have the diseased parts cut out of the live tree, and have the cavities filled with stabilizing building materials, such as bricks or cement. Portraits of trees were photographed as a metaphor about how goals of mental illness treatment can be limited to stability, instead of thriving.

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Materials: Liquid emulsion, tin plates (tintypes)

Collection of 6 plates

Each plate is 5 x 4 x 0.1 inches