In The Forest With Katherine
My sister Katherine was diagnosed with psychosis in 2018, after her diagnosis, Katherine and I struggled to communicate with each other. Throughout my photographic practice I have explored photo therapy regarding my own struggles with mental health and found it to be a source of healing. Throughout her struggles, Katherine used writing therapy as an outlet and a way to process her thoughts. I wanted to create a space in which Katherine and I could communicate and heal, using our preferred practices. An important part of Katherine’s journey has been her connection to the forest, I wanted to incorporate this into the body of work.
Using photo therapy, writing therapy and forest therapy I have created a body of work that has enabled Katherine and I to communicate and understand each other. In the forest with Katherine, is a product of the time Katherine and I have spent together in the forest, healing and communicating through our chosen practices.