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"Oh, I am a king's daughter
And I grow old within
The prison of my person
The shackles of my skin

And I would run away
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"Oh, I am a king's daughter
And I grow old within
The prison of my person
The shackles of my skin

And I would run away
And beg from door to door
Just to see your shadow
Just once and nevermore."




- Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn








Whenever I get to this passage in The Last Unicorn, I find myself thinking about ME, and how I often feel trapped in the prison of my physical body. Though I'm sure it's not what he had in mind while writing it, it still resonates with me and it feels comforting nonetheless.




I've had this photo idea in mind for quite a while and things aligned beautifully to let me bring it to life recently as part of a new Artist Profile series Katie Johnson has started. She created a wonderful video featuring an interview with me and some nice behind-the-scenes peeks into how we work together as well. You should definitely watch it! :)




This photo goes in my Enchanted Sleep series on living with myalgic encephalomyelitis, or ME. I think the concept applies pretty universally to anyone with any kind of chronic illness; there's so much you want to do that you're held back from. You often feel trapped, disconnected from the treacherous body you find yourself in, watching the outside world longingly from deep within yourself.




Model: Katie Johnson








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6 Comments | Report
iainst
 
iainst February 12, 2014
nice eye :)
Wendy-May
 
Wendy-May March 10, 2015
Beautiful!
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toml721 March 10, 2015
too cool !! great job !
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krehl August 12, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
krehl
 
krehl August 12, 2015
awesome
ScottTurgeon
 
ScottTurgeon June 27, 2016
That's just an amazing photo!!

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