The Contortionists Inspired by the bodily flexibility of circus contortionists, this series depicts figures whose bodily modifications register psychological, emotional, and social conditions not normally visible within immediate physical reality. The elongated limbs, half-buried figures, and punctured flesh of the family members within these photographs become signs of awkwardness, objectification, and attachment written onto the body. Through these exaggerations, these images offer a window onto states of being that lurk invisibly within conventional snapshot photography. Bird Girl, 2003, Digital C-print, 30" x 20" Half Brother/Sister, 2004, Digital C-print, 30" x 20" Lion Lady, 2008, Digital C-print, 30" x 20" Seedling Siblings, 2009, Digital C-print, 30" x 20" Lady of the Corn, 2010, Digital C-print, 30" x 20"