Flowers for A
       
     
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Flowers for A
       
     
Flowers for A

In the spring of 2016 when the flowers were in bloom my daughter had a near-fatal brain hemorrhage. She had emergency brain surgery, was in ICU for several days and then had a month long stay in the hospital to recover. She relearned to breathe, eat, and move. She doesn’t remember most of this. I spent nearly every night sleeping by her side for this month. During the day I took breaks and would walk to the flower garden in front of the hospital and stare at the flowers. It was some kind of sanity maintenance. I imagine if you had just come out of solitary confinement, you would turn your face to the sun to soak up warmth again. I had bought a vintage Polaroid SX-70 with some expired film from Ebay and these images are what came from that challenging time.

Image above: Healing - digital composite of two polaroids.

vecino-triptych.jpg
       
     
purple-ghost-iris.jpg
       
     
yellow-flor-hospital.jpg
       
     
hanging-peony-white.jpg
       
     
yellows-grid-smear.jpg
       
     
sx70-greenpoppie.jpg
       
     
sx70-poppie.jpg
       
     
yellow-smear1.jpg
       
     
butterfly-corner.jpg
       
     
peony-corner.jpg
       
     
for-green-Edit.jpg