Jode’s Stories

troth 2022

a hike in the tian shen celebrates twenty-seven years with ebrahim

pitcher 2022

images from the registon in samarkind illustrate a story of friendship and discovery

cerise 2022

images of friends in an uzbek home illustrate a narrative of meaning in one’s lifework

slag 2021

snapshots of my parents in the 70’s and travel photos from the big island are juxtaposed in a narrative of possibility

flock 2021

migrating snow geese at bosque del apache illustrate a narrative celebrating life transitions in the midst of loss and change

rue 2020

a narrative about violence and silence is juxtaposed with images from iconic locations in santa fe

rift 2020

images from black lives matter begin a journey of love and loss

clique 2020

images from a ranch in whitewater illustrate a text about finding connection amidst displacement and loss

baste 2020

childhood photos and chagrin are stitched together in digital space remembering in the time of corona

shush 2019

photographs of rock creek park in washington d.c. invite remembering in this story about two sisters one Ohio summer long ago

far 2019

narrative juxtaposed with scanned travel photos from the late 80’s recall two sisters negotiating a west african journey

spoof 2018

personal photos, travel shots, and images from coimbra spoof an extended recovery from a hip replacement among skeletons in the closet

bone 2018

a hip xray, travel photos and images from 16th century capela dos ossos in evora, portugal, illustrate a text inspired by le chanson de roland to document hope after loss.  the silent opening in portuguese translates as “we bones that are here, for yours await”

putti 2018

childhood snapshot collages of nieces and nephews and recent digital photos are juxtaposed with music in a text of love

drift 2017

images from a balloon ride in jo’burg, south africa, and the balloon festival in albuquerque, new mexico, illustrate this memorial text for Bobby

cootie 2017

instagram photographs from my niece and a  a short storyline document a relationship gone wrong

pongal 2017

in shared digital space, images by a young indian photographer, story and music invite celebration of life’s cycles

hobli 2017

text about hostel living on a rural campus near bangalore juxtaposed with devotional music photographs of sacred yakshagana theatre explore the eternal divine

madrasa 2017

photographs from a young indian filmmaker are juxtaposed with narrative text to document the gift of sight and love of diversity

specter 2017

intensified in hue images of my niece’s yoga practice are juxtaposed with music and poetry on love and loss

tipolo 2016

cropped travel photos juxtaposed with a constructed text explore how landscape might be remembered in the body’s geography 

ghat 2016

unedited images photographed at dawn juxtaposed with a closely edited text evoke meaning in a simple act of remembrance

hatch 2016

three non-narrative images illustrate the process of writing to explore grief and loss

crow 2016

photographed and recorded in the chapel of st. john’s,   voice, images and words imagine a yoga pose as an act of faith

safari 2015

text composed at pilanesberg game preserve in south africa is juxtaposed with unedited photographs by a young emerging artist in her hometown in free state