photocrati gallery

Poppyhead is a suite of photographs of opium poppy seed pods that have been sliced to release the narcotic sap, the source of opium, morphine and heroin. This sap is the body fluid of the opium poppy, which is cultivated to co-mingle with the chemicals and bodily fluids of human bodies. Compositionally, these poppy heads are in the foreground, suggesting a portraiture that speaks to the reverence with which humans hold its affects, fueled by addiction, pain, altered mental states, and feelings of cosmic connection.