Tabythia Lee: capstone
The artist's statement: This work came out of my story, I had Iris Melanoma, a rare cancerous tumor in my left eye. Over the last ten years I have had three eye surgeries and nearly lost my sight. In a way I have been drawn to photography and my connection strengthen, because of this threat of losing my vision. It is a way for me to hold on to this beauty in the world that I now see in a new light. Transcendence, emerges from people looking into my eye and breaking this unspoken barrier. So what I had done was break that same personal space, reversed how I felt onto others. I made these pictures ...
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