Vulnerability
by Shira Gold

project STATEMENT

Vulnerability is the second piece of an eight-part series entitled Good Grief – A Visual Articulation of Shira’s personal Journey After the Life-Changing Loss of Her Mother, Melanie Gold.

Moving through grief’s trance, a new consciousness of life’s fragility emerges like a twitching, reactive muscle that winces at the slightest risk of contact. Vulnerability uncovers this most delicate place in time and space, where emotions are both heightened and frayed. Recognizing life’s impermanence often exposes the fear and lack of control one has over death itself.

Through landscape self-portraits, the imagery reveals the vast and intense array of emotions mourners often face in their individual grief journey. Each piece expresses a fundamental shift in one’s reality and identity.

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