Images from a series of self portraits over the course of a year investigating the impact of mandated isolation and a searh for connection. 

What do you do when your your told that it isn't safe for your loved ones if you visit them?  How do you deal with a mandated long term isolation?

In Clara Laratta's work, the artist brings us inside this process, sharing with us what happens when we look for connection outside of humanity . What happens when we can no longer safely spend time with loved ones?   In each piece, Laratta gives us a portrait of contemplation, a meditation on a facet of a life that is in the process of being understood and transcended.

Each of our lives is filled with the need for others - community is a part of humanity.  What happens when it's taken away.  We adapt, we change, we continue to search for connection. Laratta's work is a reminder that we can be the authors of our own transformation through small acts of self-compassion underneath the surface.

Self Portraits Series 2020