In 2019, my partner was diagnosed with cancer. As I accompanied her to her consultations, test, and treatments at Cancer Centers in Chicago, IL, Milwaukee, WI and Evanston, IL I found myself considering the spaces in which the clinical met the the individual. In particular I was struck by the artworks, copies of well known master works and pastoral scenes place into nearly identical serial cubicles. These visual spaces were meant to distract and calm and yet, I could only reflect on the fact that that was their purpose.
As the treatments continued we navigated COVID within the medical establishment which brought an enhanced sense of isolation and distance. This body of work is ongoing as are the treatments.
In December of 2020, this body of work became part of the Midwest Photographers Project at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago.