Tissue Landscapes (Menstrual blood)

As I began menopause and grieved the end of my middle years, I collected menstrual blood and semen. I photographed these in an abstract way to express my complex emotions of sadness and loss.
These were my first digital prints, black and white Iris prints, that read more like graphite drawings than photographs. I didn’t feel the need to make the prints huge, smaller felt more emotionally appropriate, sizes varied, but approximately 14 x 17”.