scanxiety

Over the last week, I have embarked on a project that I did not plan to do. I was playing around with scanography and the concept began to unfold before me with very little cognizant control on my part. This is the first time I have really dug down to artistically express what it's been like to be in a battle with my own body. It's going to take some time but the drive and motivation are strong and almost intoxicating, but can be overwhelming and require me to step back for periods of time. The basic concept is prose and imagery, all images being the result of scanography as a companion to all the scans required when one has cancer and the intense anxiety that surrounds both the scans themselves and the anticipation of the results.

I've included here an image concept that will be in this collection with a written piece about losing my hair (yes, I keep my lost hair in a jar in my office). I hope you'll follow along on this journey with me and, as always, so much thanks to my family and friends for all the support and love you show me every day.

 

© jennifer summer | 2018

© jennifer summer | 2018

52 weeks words + images | week seven

 

veins

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The blue veins traversing beneath your skin are your map. Behind alabaster walls, a current roars through the delicate ropes that keep your soaring heart in motion.  Each person who crosses your path is a pin pressed into this map, an indelible mark that brands you.  You seek them out subconsciously and they appear; women who keep your secrets and catch your tears, men who bring their lips to your neck and with one kiss it’s all over. This trip is your own and it leads you exactly to those whom you are meant to discover.  They sing in your blood long before you ever find them and that chorus becomes your geography.

 

© Jennifer Summer | 2015

© Jennifer Summer | 2015