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heather sheehan photography
'institutional' 1 (being), 2017
2017

The institute was empty and she came to clean... Heather Sheehan stepped into the role of a cleaning woman at the Institute of Art History at Bonn University in Germany. With medium-format camera, Sheehan shot this series of self-portrait photographs on black and white film.

heather sheehan photography
'institutional' 2, 2017

The institute was empty and she came to clean... Heather Sheehan stepped into the role of a cleaning woman at the Institute of Art History at Bonn University in Germany. With medium-format camera, Sheehan shot this series of self-portrait photographs on black and white film.
heather sheehan photography
'institutional' 3, 2017

The institute was empty and she came to clean... Heather Sheehan stepped into the role of a cleaning woman at the Institute of Art History at Bonn University in Germany. With medium-format camera, Sheehan shot this series of self-portrait photographs on black and white film.
heather sheehan photography
'institutional' 4, 2017

The institute was empty and she came to clean... Heather Sheehan stepped into the role of a cleaning woman at the Institute of Art History at Bonn University in Germany. With medium-format camera, Sheehan shot this series of self-portrait photographs on black and white film.
heather sheehan photography
'institutional' 5 (tool), 2017

The institute was empty and she came to clean... Heather Sheehan stepped into the role of a cleaning woman at the Institute of Art History at Bonn University in Germany. With medium-format camera, Sheehan shot this series of self-portrait photographs on black and white film.
heather sheehan photography
'institutional' 6, 2017

The institute was empty and she came to clean... Heather Sheehan stepped into the role of a cleaning woman at the Institute of Art History at Bonn University in Germany. With medium-format camera, Sheehan shot this series of self-portrait photographs on black and white film.
heather sheehan photography
'institutional' 7, 2017

The institute was empty and she came to clean... Heather Sheehan stepped into the role of a cleaning woman at the Institute of Art History at Bonn University in Germany. With medium-format camera, Sheehan shot this series of self-portrait photographs on black and white film.
heather sheehan photography
'institutional' 8, 2017

The institute was empty and she came to clean... Heather Sheehan stepped into the role of a cleaning woman at the Institute of Art History at Bonn University in Germany. With medium-format camera, Sheehan shot this series of self-portrait photographs on black and white film.
heather sheehan photography
'institutional' 9, 2017

The institute was empty and she came to clean... Heather Sheehan stepped into the role of a cleaning woman at the Institute of Art History at Bonn University in Germany. With medium-format camera, Sheehan shot this series of self-portrait photographs on black and white film.
heather sheehan photography
'institutional' 10, 2017

The institute was empty and she came to clean... Heather Sheehan stepped into the role of a cleaning woman at the Institute of Art History at Bonn University in Germany. With medium-format camera, Sheehan shot this series of self-portrait photographs on black and white film.
heather sheehan photography
'newborn human', January 1st, 2016, analogue self-portrait taken at MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire, USA.
heather sheehan photography
'barking the willow' photo sequence installation view, 2015
Gotische Stadel, Neue Galerie Landshut, Bavaria

This sequence of self-staged B&W analogue photographs portrays a psychic transformation through ritualistic enactments. The photowork deals with the animal in the human and birth of self, culminating in the release of the spirit from the body.

barking:
a. to express a guttural cry as that of a dog when outraged, frightened or calling for attention
b. to remove the skin or bark, of a tree, exposing the smooth wood in preparation for use.

willow:
a. a tree known for its flexible branches used to weave basketry
b. considered to be a witch's tree, source of contraceptive and fever-reducing agent.
heather sheehan photography
'barking the willow', 2013, first triptych of sequence
each 18 x 13 cm / 7" x 5"

This sequence of self-staged B&W analogue photographs portrays a psychic transformation through ritualistic enactments. The photowork deals with the animal in the human and birth of self, culminating in the release of the spirit from the body.

barking:
a. to express a guttural cry as that of a dog when outraged, frightened or calling for attention
b. to remove the skin or bark, of a tree, exposing the smooth wood in preparation for use.

willow:
a. a tree known for its flexible branches used to weave basketry
b. considered to be a witch's tree, source of contraceptive and fever-reducing agent.
heather sheehan photography
'barking the willow', 2013, third single of sequence
18 x 13 cm / 7" x 5"

barking:
a. to express a guttural cry as that of a dog when outraged, frightened or calling for attention
b. to remove the skin or bark, of a tree, exposing the smooth wood in preparation for use.

willow:
a. a tree known for its flexible branches used to weave basketry
b. considered to be a witch's tree, source of contraceptive and fever-reducing agent.
heather sheehan photography
'barking the willow', 2013, second triptych of sequence
each 18 x 13 cm / 7" x 5"

This sequence of self-staged B&W analogue photographs portrays a psychic transformation through ritualistic enactments. The photowork deals with the animal in the human and birth of self, culminating in the release of the spirit from the body.

barking:
a. to express a guttural cry as that of a dog when outraged, frightened or calling for attention
b. to remove the skin or bark, of a tree, exposing the smooth wood in preparation for use.

willow:
a. a tree known for its flexible branches used to weave basketry
b. considered to be a witch's tree, source of contraceptive and fever-reducing agent.
heather sheehan photography
'barking the willow', 2013, second single of sequence
18 x 13 cm / 7" x 5"

This sequence of self-staged B&W analogue photographs portrays a psychic transformation through ritualistic enactments. The photowork deals with the animal in the human and birth of self, culminating in the release of the spirit from the body.

barking:
a. to express a guttural cry as that of a dog when outraged, frightened or calling for attention
b. to remove the skin or bark, of a tree, exposing the smooth wood in preparation for use.

willow:
a. a tree known for its flexible branches used to weave basketry
b. considered to be a witch's tree, source of contraceptive and fever-reducing agent.
heather sheehan photography
'barking the willow', 2013, third triptych of sequence
each 18 x 13 cm / 7" x 5"

This sequence of self-staged B&W analogue photographs portrays a psychic transformation through ritualistic enactments. The photowork deals with the animal in the human and birth of self, culminating in the release of the spirit from the body.

barking:
a. to express a guttural cry as that of a dog when outraged, frightened or calling for attention
b. to remove the skin or bark, of a tree, exposing the smooth wood in preparation for use.

willow:
a. a tree known for its flexible branches used to weave basketry
b. considered to be a witch's tree, source of contraceptive and fever-reducing agent.
heather sheehan photography photo: Marko Petz
'barking the willow' photo sequence installation view, 2015
Holbeinhaus, Kunstverein Augsburg, Germany
photo: Marko Petz
heather sheehan photography
'cropped', 2017 image 1
2017

medium format B&W analogue photography shot in winter at Schloss Plueschow, Plueschow, Germany.

willow:
a. a tree known for its flexible branches used to weave basketry
b. considered to be a witch's tree, source of contraceptive and fever-reducing agent.
heather sheehan photography
'cropped', 2017 image 2

medium format B&W analogue photography shot in winter at Schloss Plueschow, Plueschow, Germany.

willow:
a. a tree known for its flexible branches used to weave basketry
b. considered to be a witch's tree, source of contraceptive and fever-reducing agent.
heather sheehan photography
'Janus spinning', 2013

B&W analogue photography
Object of jute cloth, sewn, dragged in the river and hung up in the attic to dry, at Schloss Plueschow, Plueschow, Germany.
heather sheehan photography
'princess', 2015

B&W analogue photography

Self-portrait with Object of organza silk shot at sunset in attic of Schloss Plueschow, Plueschow, Germany.
heather sheehan photography
'spirit - front', 2012

B&W analogue photography

Object of organza silk shot at sunrise in Schloss Plueschow, Plueschow, Germany.
heather sheehan photography
'spirit - back', 2012

B&W analogue photography

Object of organza silk shot at sunrise in Schloss Plueschow, Plueschow, Germany.
heather sheehan photography
'spirit - side', 2012

B&W analogue photography

Object of organza silk shot at sunrise in Schloss Plueschow, Plueschow, Germany.
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