Chasing Light is supported by the Maine Arts Commission, The Alexia Foundation, the John Anson Kittredge Fund, and The Kindling Fund, a grant program administered by SPACE as a part of the Andy Warhol Foundation For The Visual Arts Regional Regranting Network.
Chasing Light is a collaborative photography project between my twin sibling, Bianca and I. We use photography as a means to analyze intersections between disability, queerness, and identity. Bianca is both a subject and an artist within this work.
We examine the complications of Bianca’s overt disability presentation versus my covert conditions, and the tension and discomfort that creates. We explore characteristics of our queer identities and Bianca's disability by photographing moments of day-to-day tasks, intimate partners, personal spaces, family members, and moments of joy, pain, and frustration. We continue to photograph in natural light for its ability to beautifully showcase detail, provoke emotionality, reveal the authenticity of skin, and act as metaphor for the challenges and ease within seeking physical, mental, and emotional wellness.
By turning our private lives public, we help hold space for the belief that representation, visibility, autonomy, and truth-telling can promote personal empowerment, and create social spaces that foster meaningful dialogue, understanding, and community among strangers.
*For our most recent two person show with Amber Shields, Body is a Bridge (Dec 2017), Bianca shared information about her personal experiences in a limited print edition zine, "i dont want to live in darkness" (Click to read/download)