Running on Empty 2006 (Mixed media)
“This life-size paper cut out was the first piece in the “Body of Work” series. I had no idea that artwork would become a significant part of my healing journey.
The figure was created in treatment in response to a “writing” assignment. The task was to prepare a written timeline, identifying significant dates and events
that may have led to an eating disorder. I could not separate myself from the disease or isolate external factors as a possible cause. It was who I was at the core.
The illness and I were fused as depicted in this work.”