Artist Statement:

Short Stories: Still Life Series

Story telling is what creative people do best, it’s what drives our art. Dealing with emotions and trauma is something that has many challenges and each of us handles that differently. Through the past ten years I have dealt with a disease that has taken more than I can comprehend. I’ve miscarried, gone through fertility treatment, battled anxiety and depression. I have had more than enough surgeries, can’t even count the amount of different medications, and the mass quantity of doctors visits becomes a full time job. All this to deal with a disease called Endometriosis. These still lifes are bits and pieces from my history put into vignettes. Exploring family, loss, and the process of an incurable disease, each containing a short story

These still life's were created in June of 2020 days after a sixth surgery for Endometriosis with support and help from my mother. They are vignettes incorporating bits and pieces from my history containing Short Stories that explore family, loss, and the process of an incurable disease. Each photographic print is an experimentation of arrangement and contemplation dealing with my emotional trauma. Short Stories: Still Life Series is a petite body of work filled with self exploration from my roots and childhood.

Brandy Sebastian


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"Child Lost""Self Portrait""Endometriosis: 2017-2019""The Kachucks"