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Anatomy
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Growth, Destruction, Rebirth I
Landings
Letters I Should Have Written You
Look Up

Sculptural & Installation Work

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All images copyright of Caitlin Bates 2016

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Sometimes as an artist, you visualize your own emotions and thoughts before you're own body is able to comprehend what is going on. I remember making these images lying on my back in the middle of winter, forgetting how cold the ground was on my skin. I was entranced by the shapes and movement of the bare branches above me. I would close my eyes and see them dancing closely, almost hauntingly as if from a childhood nightmare. It was all I could see for months and I almost felt as if they were enveloping me into some unknown darkness. A few months later, I learned I was suffering from depression. These images were created to help illustrate how I felt and saw things during this time, as well as a way for my mind to personally cope with whatever darkness had decided to take over.


Study #1, 20x24, photography, 2015.


Study #2, 20x24, photography, 2015.


Study #3, 20x24, photography, 2015.


Study #4, 20x24, photography, 2015.


Study #5, 20x24, photography, 2015.


Study #6, 20x24, photography, 2015.


Study #7, 20x24, photography, 2015.


Study #8, 20x24, photography, 2015.


Study #9, 20x24, photography, 2015.


Study #10, 20x24, photography, 2015.