Streetlights

This is a simple statement on how many people, women specifically, feel about walking home at night. This is how it looked at the MFA show: This is a version I made for cards. Photography and poem both by me.

Imagining It Artist Book

This is a collection of other people’s suffering. These are six stories comprised of a diagnosis that was wrong and the resolution to the misdiagnosis These are stories of people being ignored, dismissed, and disregarded in terms of their own bodies and experiences because of what the doctor’s personal prejudices led them to believe rather […]

Just Out For A Walk

I currently live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world: Edinburgh Scotland. I am one of the transient student population that come from anywhere between 2 months and 5 years. It is one of the safer cities to walk around in at all times of the day or night. That being said, […]

Your Mother’s Vagina!

Your Mother’s Vagina is the most common insult all over the world. There is almost without exception a similar phrase in all languages. It varies in meaning from “I rue the day you were born” to “Your mother is filth and so are you”. I have utilized the language of children’s board books to convey […]

Silenced

Silenced was created as a response to how women feel when we try to speak up for ourselves. According to UN Women only 22 per cent of all national parliamentarians were female as of August 2015. Only 14.6% off all CEO’s are women. While doctor and lawyers positions held by women have increased, they are still only […]

Opening Night

ALTAR took place in January 2016 in Tent Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland. ALTAR was comprised of four sections that all referenced one another. These consisted of the six curtained photographs in the front gallery, seven poems, five objects, and a live ritual. ALTAR explored two major themes. These were consent and healing through distress. Consent is very […]

Good Trauma

Hear the sound file. Good Trauma I harm people to help them heal themselves. Sounds backwards doesn’t it? And yet, it is the essence of what I do. I create rituals to both compliment and counteract allopathic, orthopedic, psychiatric medicine as well as untreated and unacknowledged spiritual and emotional traumas. What I do is known […]

The ALTAR ritual

This was a ritual of emergence from old patterns and old identities. In many cases rituals require the acknowledgment or witnessing by one’s community, family, or peers. In this instance when one sheds a previous skin the person may also be shedding previous ties to people. In having the ritual live in a public setting […]

Objects and Ideas

On one wall of Tent Gallery were five small 12 inch by 12 inch objects. They were more like sharing a 3-D sketch book page, a place where one could see ideas forming for future pieces from where I was during the show. All together they do read like ritual objects whose nature has not […]

Marit’s Ordeal