"Oh, God, Thy sea is so great and my boat is so small"
-- Breton Fisherman's Prayer
The series "My Boat is so Small" is a continuation of my project photographing domestic interiors as a form of portraiture. As a parent of two young children, I am concerned about the expectations of parents and the reinforcement of these expectations through societal institutions, media imagery, and cultural traditions. Through my photographs I perceive a parent's hopes and dreams about their child's future physical image, intelligence, and success, as well as tensions that may exist between these aspirations and reality. I hope this project will make the viewer conscious of the pressures which children face, and the potential effects of the myriad images and objects to which they are exposed.
Read Cate McQuaid's review of My Boat is so Small in The Boston Globe