“What is the antidote to the terribleness of the world? It’s beauty hunting: the key to survival”. — Jen Pastiloff
Beauty Hunting is an introspective body of work, exploring themes of isolation, emotional trauma and dealing with addiction within the family. A visual diary of sorts, it charts my healing process, the rediscovery of self that was lost, and serves as a reminder that recovery is not linear. Created over the course of 18 months in response to personal trauma, this body of work is inspired – and is led by – the daily practice of mindfulness and meditation. It draws parallels between the rhythms of the natural world and the cycle of recovery, exploring how our connection with nature can aid in healing generational wounds of addiction.