Heidi M. Marston, color phots
I was sitting in class on Tuesday, it was about 10:30 a.m. and all I
could think about was getting a cup of coffee. When I went to
get that coffee, that was so important at the time, I saw the crowd
in the atrium watching the news.
In the weeks following I began this body of work. I worked on the
drawings form what I had seen in magazines. I photographed myself
with them in an attempt to feel connected to the tragedy. The
feelings of sadness over the events could not be contained. It felt
heavy on my mind while going on with my life, as it was. Things have
changed for everyone even in the smallest amount, and this body of
work will live with me and remind me that I am affected by what
happens to others. Though there is only one figure in each image,
that figure reaches out to experience the whole of what happened, and
does not remain untouched.