“There is nothing permanent except change” – Heraclitus
Life likes to throw curveballs at us. Change often comes in a variety of ways. Sometimes it is foreseeable, or even anticipated. Then other times, it comes from left field, when we least expect it. te-nac-i-ty is an introspective photographic journey through the wilderness known as change. I use self-portraiture to invite the viewer to join me on my journey and ponder how changes in their lives have impacted them.
The journey follows Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey from an ‘ordinary' life to a new normal. There are happy moments, but also challenges and setbacks. The air can be turbulent at times, but a new and different chapter lies beyond for us to discover. One must believe and continue to move forward to see the light through the transition and arrive at the destination of a new life. It takes tenacity, or grit, to persevere along the journey, but just like Campbell’s Hero, we arrive at the destination with a different outlook on life.