The Things We Hide Behind
The Things We Hide Behind

Let’s face it, our modern world is distant. We ask permission before calling people and socialize mostly online. When we see others out in the real world, there are many things we hide behind. What do you use?

Beyond the Surface
Beyond the Surface

Often with mental illness, it is easy to feel submerged, separated from the rest of the world, the light in our lives blocked by the clutter of our minds. What if we are closer to the surface than we realize? What if the daunting tasks ahead could be as flimsy as floating leaves? Through my own struggle with PTSD, anxiety, and major depression, I have found nothing is more healing than a shift in perspective.

Let it Out
Let it Out

2018

There is nothing that can be done about the passage of time, except try to experience it as best as we can. Our stories are unfolding. Regardless of what happens within the pages, they all end. The best we can do is to take ownership of our thoughts and our lives, adjusting our perspective for a better quality of life.


The pages in this photo are journal entries.

Silence Series
Silence Series

We live in a time when the victim’s voice is ignored. Disclosures of abuse are often followed with questions that begin with, “but why..”.

“But why would they do that to you?” (As if you know the logical reason)

“But why are you coming forward so soon/late?” (As if there is a better time)

“But why were you wearing that/walking there/dating them?” (As if it was your fault)

“But why don’t you remember more details?” (As if the memory of the trauma isn’t enough)

These questions are the strands of yarn that silence us, binding our words to our bodies.

Silence
Silence

We live in a time when the victim’s voice is ignored. Disclosures of abuse are often followed with questions that begin with, “but why..”.

“But why would they do that to you?” (As if you know the logical reason)

“But why are you coming forward so soon/late?” (As if there is a better time)

“But why were you wearing that/walking there/dating them?” (As if it was your fault)

“But why don’t you remember more details?” (As if the memory of the trauma isn’t enough)

These questions are the strands of yarn that silence us, binding our words to our bodies.

Silence
Silence

We live in a time when the victim’s voice is ignored. Disclosures of abuse are often followed with questions that begin with, “but why..”.

“But why would they do that to you?” (As if you know the logical reason)

“But why are you coming forward so soon/late?” (As if there is a better time)

“But why were you wearing that/walking there/dating them?” (As if it was your fault)

“But why don’t you remember more details?” (As if the memory of the trauma isn’t enough)

These questions are the strands of yarn that silence us, binding our words to our bodies.

Book Cover Mockup
Book Cover Mockup

A sci-fi book cover mockup

Model: Trevor Nordquist

For information about custom made book covers, album art, and illustrations, please contact me.

Album Cover Commission
Album Cover Commission

Album Cover commission for kaih

For information about custom made book covers, album art, and illustrations, please contact me.

Boats Docked on the Pacific
Boats Docked on the Pacific

Pacific Coast Highway

The Things We Hide Behind
Beyond the Surface
Let it Out
Silence Series
Silence
Silence
Book Cover Mockup
Album Cover Commission
Boats Docked on the Pacific
The Things We Hide Behind

Let’s face it, our modern world is distant. We ask permission before calling people and socialize mostly online. When we see others out in the real world, there are many things we hide behind. What do you use?

Beyond the Surface

Often with mental illness, it is easy to feel submerged, separated from the rest of the world, the light in our lives blocked by the clutter of our minds. What if we are closer to the surface than we realize? What if the daunting tasks ahead could be as flimsy as floating leaves? Through my own struggle with PTSD, anxiety, and major depression, I have found nothing is more healing than a shift in perspective.

Let it Out

2018

There is nothing that can be done about the passage of time, except try to experience it as best as we can. Our stories are unfolding. Regardless of what happens within the pages, they all end. The best we can do is to take ownership of our thoughts and our lives, adjusting our perspective for a better quality of life.


The pages in this photo are journal entries.

Silence Series

We live in a time when the victim’s voice is ignored. Disclosures of abuse are often followed with questions that begin with, “but why..”.

“But why would they do that to you?” (As if you know the logical reason)

“But why are you coming forward so soon/late?” (As if there is a better time)

“But why were you wearing that/walking there/dating them?” (As if it was your fault)

“But why don’t you remember more details?” (As if the memory of the trauma isn’t enough)

These questions are the strands of yarn that silence us, binding our words to our bodies.

Silence

We live in a time when the victim’s voice is ignored. Disclosures of abuse are often followed with questions that begin with, “but why..”.

“But why would they do that to you?” (As if you know the logical reason)

“But why are you coming forward so soon/late?” (As if there is a better time)

“But why were you wearing that/walking there/dating them?” (As if it was your fault)

“But why don’t you remember more details?” (As if the memory of the trauma isn’t enough)

These questions are the strands of yarn that silence us, binding our words to our bodies.

Silence

We live in a time when the victim’s voice is ignored. Disclosures of abuse are often followed with questions that begin with, “but why..”.

“But why would they do that to you?” (As if you know the logical reason)

“But why are you coming forward so soon/late?” (As if there is a better time)

“But why were you wearing that/walking there/dating them?” (As if it was your fault)

“But why don’t you remember more details?” (As if the memory of the trauma isn’t enough)

These questions are the strands of yarn that silence us, binding our words to our bodies.

Book Cover Mockup

A sci-fi book cover mockup

Model: Trevor Nordquist

For information about custom made book covers, album art, and illustrations, please contact me.

Album Cover Commission

Album Cover commission for kaih

For information about custom made book covers, album art, and illustrations, please contact me.

Boats Docked on the Pacific

Pacific Coast Highway

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