Personal Work

Down Here

 
 

"New Orleans is the only place I know of where you ask a little kid what he wants to be and instead of saying I want to be a policeman, or a fireman, he says I want to be a musician." ~ Alan Jaffe, Jazz Musican and Founder of Preservation Hall

 

 
 

Saturn Return

 

"Saturn doesn't ask you to give up your dreams. Only to make them real."        - Steven Forrest

Saturn Return is a series of photographic collage exploring the chaos and transformation of subjects who are in their period when Saturn returns to their natal placement. It takes about 29.5 years to bring Saturn back to where it was when you are born. At the time of Saturn Return some of the choices we made in our 20's are revealed to be out of sync with our true destiny. Some time we make life choices before we know who we truly are. The Saturn Return pressures us to make life-altering decisions. It often creates a crisis that puts you face-to-face with your fears, and many of these have deep roots in your psyche, but they're also about living up to societal expectations. It's a time to be real with oneself about what behaviors need to stay in the past and what needs to change to live the most fulfilled life. It can be a time of chaos, grief, and frustration, but if we open to the gifts and insight of Saturn brings usour lives can be forever changed.