In 2009 my grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Soon after, I began to photograph her recovery from a mastectomy and renewed life in the absence of my grandfather who passed 11 years prior.
In March 2012, the cancer returned and Elisabeth passed away once month later. Now, her home and surrounding property lie empty as preparations are being made to sell the piece of land. Elisabeth is a self-reflexive exploration of comprehending mortality, mourning and healing. This body of work attempts to weave and intricate family history while speaking to questions of sickness, love and loss. Having evolved from a documentation of recovery to become a personal journey of catharsis, this series examines both physical and emotional loss through still moments reflecting a life that has long passed.