Family Portrait, From the series Testament, 16”x20”, Pigment Ink on Fiber Rag, 2014The subjects in this photograph are members of my extended family. Photographing them was particularly meaningful, especially because I am privileged to knowledge of their personal hardships, and to their closeness as a family. To create the sculpture, I made latex casts of beautiful fresh fruits and vegetables, like those I imagine in the Garden of Eden. The result was a heap of delicate, flawed, flesh-like renderings of colorful, nourishing food. It creates a picture of human flaw, limitation, and blindness. It also illustrates like-mindedness and unconditional love.