An orange paper "spine" with a curl of red paper in its center making a sort of heart. Pink curlicues of paper extend from the opening of the heart. Six gray "ribs" emerge from the spine and wrap protectively around the heart.

“Open-Heart Orchid” (2022)
A ribcage, an orchid, a spider. When held upright, the ribs guard the heart within, but when laid flat, they bloom out like petals, exposing the tender heart at its center to the open air. Delicate, probing tendrils emerge from the heart, and unseen in the photograph, a third pink curlicue is tucked away inside the heart at an angle that makes it almost impossible to see. Some things are meant to be kept private.

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