Conversations with my therapist, 2011-2012
Conversations with my therapist, is a series of digital photographs that document my experiences about loss, transformation and changes within my psychological states. The story begins with a photograph of a dinner and ends with a self-portrait. In between these two pieces, there are many photographs of objects and self-portraits scattered on the wall, telling the story of how I came to terms with loss. Every photograph is titled after real life experiences; quoting from conversations I had with my therapist or with myself. Conversations with my therapist is a way for me to express my vulnerabilities in an honest and confessional way in order to appreciate self acceptance and promote better self-understanding.
I'm attracted to someone else.
He's in the other room.
I wrote down all of the reasons why I wasn't in love with him anymore.
"You are addicted to romance."
I'm afraid of being alone, I can't stop.
The light and dark merged, and I accepted them.
I woke up and found these green eyes staring at me. I freaked out a little.
I sometimes feel so guilty for bringing guys home. But I can do whatever I want, right? It's my apartment anyways.
I am present and in my heart, a confident worthy, loved and beautiful woman, honestly and wisely accepting and loving myself and you.
"Michelle, it's always about you, you, you!"
Of course it's all about me!
You may need this.
I don't understand why he keeps himself locked up all day. I barely see him around.
"Michelle, you are so pre-occupied with keeping your little duckies in a straight line."
That moment I finally felt comfortable being alone.