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My work in photography, whether pinhole or standard, has always aimed at revealing edges of the mystery of life, aging and death. Pinhole, with it's unusual perspective and glorious array of mistakes, seems suited to my particular investigation of our being. Often surreal, the images that I prefer seem to exist on the edge of the dream world. Combining the written dreams with images has been a method I like to use to draw the viewer into that surreal landscape.

My current work began during my sister's battle with cancer. I became obsessed with what was going on inside her body and began the series of internal organs sewn onto photographs of the human figure. In addition to my sister, my oldest son, both my parents and two close artist/collaborator friends died over the past few years. I have done hand work all my life and the comfort of doing that on my photographs has helped me through a very long grieving period. And it has even begun to creep out away from photography.

* * * Pinky Bass' work is on exhibit at S P A C E gallery 207A Front Street at Beekman Street in the South Street Seaport Historic District. For gallery hours and directions:

Contemplating My Internal Organs (2002-2005).

Cuerpos Santos (2004-2006)