This cloud project is very personal to me. In a way, I feel it tells my own life story without words. To me, my story often feels unspeakable, as though there are no words to adequately express it. And what I see in these images can be very relatable to the experience of my own story—the pain, the layers of traumatic experiences, the struggles, the fear, the unknown, the chaos, the isolation, the tears, the intensity, the terror, the abandonment, the victory, the moments of peacefulness, the long, rewarding journey of healing, the unpredictability, the storms, the heartbreak, the ever-changing circumstances, the encouragement, the connection, the hope, the beauty, the promise, the reminder that it won’t last forever at this same intensity and so much more that I’m unable to express in words. Near the middle of the collection I placed an image that is very important and meaningful to me. From the moment I first saw this cloud formation it reminded me of a broken heart—my own broken heart. I was compelled to try to capture what I saw. This image and personal concept—my own broken heart along with the intense and deeply rewarding road of working to heal and recover—is what has inspired this photo project and my desire to print these images.
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