The Embittered Heart | The series, entitled The Embittered Heart, consists of visual poems that evoke the universal emotions of pain, loss and cynicism that often come with the experience of betrayal. Although my own such experience happened many years ago, the remnants of it have in some ways remained with me and changed me so that the memories feel vivid enough still to portray them honestly.
This ongoing series uses vintage appropriated anatomical imagery, of the heart in particular, and photographed images of cacti, succulents and roots. I combine these visual components to portray the various responses that human beings have at the close of a relationship. Selected images also have the addition of embroidery to add three-dimensionality. Reflecting my background in printmaking, I am drawn to the layered image and the actual printing process in photography. I continue to find this study of love and loss mysterious and magical. www.sandrakleinportfolio.com