ART4480: Intermediate Black and White
“Dissociate” by Heather Stratton, 2007
Selenium Toned Gelatin Silver, 12×9
This image is paramount to a series depicting issues of dissociation and association within the bonds of a matriarch system invaded by a virile force. During times of extreme psychological and physiological stress, a person’s natural response is to dissociate (or rather disengage) the mind from the body in order to survive and maintain regular physical and mental functions.
More images may be found on the website, http://www.heatherstratton.com and more conceptual imagery relating to the subject of PTSD and recovery may be found by following the “HOPE” link, http://www.heatherstratton.com/fine_art/projects/hope/hope.html