These are images from the show, Side Effects May Include, that took place at the Institute of Contemporary Art San Jose from March - June, 2017.
It is a photography-based installation, a "pill" bedroom that explores the disconnection between mental health challenges and medication; more specifically poly-pharmacy. This project was inspired by my sister who took her life with a cocktail of pharmaceuticals after suffering with bi-polar disorder for many years. Following her death, I collected the contents of her medicine cabinet. The pills in this project belonged to her. I wondered if the medications were responsible for her demise and this concern led me in a photographic exploration that ended with experiential artwork in the mind-set of activist.