Girl God/ The Shoot:
My sister Viva and I for the past 7 years have only been able to visit with each other during the summers, an annual encounter that I greatly look forward to. Starting in 2013 we began to collaborate. Viva has always been an artist through and through. For most of our shared childhood there was the feeling that I could not capture the girl who seemed entirely absorbed in another world. Constantly painting, drawing, writing and dancing, Viva always seemed to me like a kind of mirage. Now that we are older and seemingly passed the complexity of our five year age difference we have begun to finally meet each other as sisters. So much so that at times it is almost odd to sit next to someone that is wired so similarly to me.
We shot this sequence of photos just yesterday as a parting gift to each other, as her summer on Maui has ended. I chose to incorporate them with this specific piece that I came across again this morning. Sometimes I will put together an entire entry here and then completely forget about it. When I delved into my archives I was surprised at how this piece stirred me. I decided to throw this shoot of Viva in because she held a deep love for Tina who delivered her as well. (You can read about that story here.)
And as a last note, I couldn't think of a better living example of one of my Girl Gods.
I miss you already Little One.