The “Delicate Scars” series is an ongoing body of work that attempts to clarify and resolve events and relationships throughout my life. I made these photographs as metaphors for life’s trials and tribulations. In making these images, I feel a sort of peace as they allow me to grow stronger and more comfortable in my own skin.

I hesitate to define the exact events and relationships these photographs represent because often times an individual photo may represent an idea, thought, or experience that has occurred throughout my life.

The beauty of photography is that it allows me to capture a moment. And in this moment I realize that time has passed and I have reconciled these important and defining events with who I am. I am continually awed by how the very act of creating something — making art — gives voice to something that might otherwise be difficult to articulate.