A stop motion video inspired by the writing and film of Jean-Dominique Bauby's "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly."
Jean-Dominique Bauby was an editor at Elle who suffered a stroke and lived with an almost totally paralyzed body; only his left eye was the only part not paralyzed. Mathieu Amalric marvelously portrays his story in the film adaptation "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly."
Photographed over one week in my apartment in Miami Beach, FL using studio strobes, I stenciled the words of Jean-Dominique Bauby across the walls one by one in the same way in which he dictated his book, one letter at a time. The arc of his story celebrates the peaks of life and the valleys of self-examination through forced isolation and unfortunate circumstances. The misspellings, focus selections and sounds symbolize the uncorrectable mistakes that have been made in life, remorse, and final acceptance of these situations leading to clarity and growth.
Four Bent Corners - The place where my personal work is displayed. Four Bent Corners is a term I use to represent the cyclical nature of life and my experiences. It is a way to examine times past and change perspectives moving forward.