“Affliction” is a collection of images I have taken the last few years while a patient in various medical settings. Any of us who have had a need to be hospitalized, or cared for by the medical world know how disorienting that can be. While feeling physically unwell, we rely on the help of strangers. The quality of light is either dim, or disturbingly bright, the sounds hard and jarring. Everything about the environment is foreign and uninviting. Strange machines and equipment surround and interact with us. An overwhelming feeling of vulnerability pervades.

Images in this series are constructed with two layers of inkjet prints on fabric. The top layer is printed on translucent silk organza, the bottom layer printed on satin.