THE DOROTHY COMPLEX  was a series of photos I took in Montana and Prague while studying with internationally renowned photographer Minna Pyyhkala.  Both Montana and Prague are home centers for me.  The series on the website is incomplete.  The photos tell the story of the Wizard of Oz through my personal journey of longing and searching for something better.  Part of the photos were collages I made,  some were staged and some were by chance.  I did not have the intention of following this storyline, but when we looked at them all together this is what we saw.   I distinctly remember in Prague while trying to get my work Visa, the women who was helping me said to her assistant, “Watch this one.  She always looks like Dorothy.”  A bit naive and a bit lost.  I thought this was funny while insulting, but I have to agree with her. 

 

Dorothy

 

Come out, Come out

 

Follow the Yellow Brick Road

 

 

Fields of Poppies

 

If I only had a heart

 

 

 

 

 

Need Title

 

 

 

 

The wicked witch is dead

 

 

 

 

 

The Emerald City
The Wizard of Oz