My collaboration with Tom Jewett is a testament to a friendship decades deep. Back in film school, we were attracted to each other’s artistic bent, Tom with photography and me with my dripping abstracts. We understood, and appreciated becoming lifelong fans of, each other’s work.
There have been many changes in both of our lives but we have always made time to check in, eager to see how our creativity has evolved.
This collaboration addresses experiences in our lives, touched upon at dinner gatherings or quiet moments alone. We discovered that we grew up in toxic households at the whim of adults with issues never resolved but expressed in anger that turned into abuse. For Tom, it was verbal and physical abuse. For me, it was a combination of both and also sexual abuse.