In the Mind's Eye is a portfolio of a journey through inner life which touches both personal inner burdens and the heavy weight of culturally imposed guilt. This photographic essay is the outcome of many journeys with patients as they described their lives and their inner worlds came to occupy the shared space of a psychoanalytic world. However, I have to apologize since the portfolio is not in the form I would like. Unfortunately, as I was editing my galleries, i inadvertently deleted this gallery. In other words, it has to be reconstituted. All the images are up but the text is not where it should be. Have another look in a few weeks; it should be much better then.

In the Mind's Eye: Artist's Statement ©
2020
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This artist's statement sets the stage for the portfolio that is to come.

In the Mind's Eye: An Introduction ©
2020
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This little hint of the opening is intended to foreshadow the fact that the journey is an inner one, not an external one.

In the Mind's Eye: Self-Reflection ©
2020
Photography: Limited series of 25

No journey through one's inner world begins without a good, hard look at oneself.

In the Mind's Eye: Sadness at the Core ©
2020
Photography: Limited series of 25

I have never known a psychoanalysis, an inner journey, to begin without sadness over loves lost, opportunities missed, and tragedies that had not be averted.

In the Mind's Eye: To Sleep, To Dream ©
2020
Photography: Limited series of 25

Not all the exploration of the inner world is done in waking hours. Dreaming allows access to the memories, wishes, feelings, and people who otherwise exist out of conscious awareness.

In the Mind's Eye: Transference--and Countertransference--Dream ©
2020
Photography: Limited series of 25

It does not take long for the analyst to arrive in the world of the unconscious mind, showing up in dreams.

In the Mind's Eye: Transference--and Countertransference--Morning ©
2020
Photography: Limited series of 25

The fulfilling of wishes in the dreams leads to an eroticized and satisfied morning.

In the Mind's Eye: Psychoanalysis Permeates Social Life ©
2020
Photography: Limited series of 25

Even in the exploration of inner life, there is always an outer life and a social life. Nonetheless, the inner world begins to permeate into all of waking life.

In the Mind's Eye: There Are Two of Us in This ©
2020
Photography: Limited series of 25

It inevitably happens when things are going well that the analysand, in one way or another, will say in effect, "I'm doing all the work. There are two of us here. When are you going to do something?"

In the Mind's Eye: A Second Dream in Analytic Space and Time: Which Way? ©
2020
Photography: Limited series of 25

As the transference (and countertransference) intensify, the question emerges of which way this is going to go?

In the Mind's Eye: This Is Infuriating ©
2020
Photography: Limited series of 25

With the intensification and eroticization of the transference, some surprising emotions become available, mainly anger.

In the Mind's Eye: There Is a Devil in Me But It's Rage, Not Sin ©
2020
Photography: Limited series of 25

The truth is that it is rage, not sin or sex, that has been kept unconscious and is the emotion most feared.

In the Mind's Eye: What's Up With This Stuff?
2020
Photography: Limited series of 25

Once the rage is out and being dealt with, the question arises about why be so caught up with all the guilt and emotional baggage of being seductive.

In the Mind's Eye: A Fourth Dream: Not a Devil. Be an Angel? Maybe Just Free ©
2020
Photography: Limited series of 25

As self inspection and self reflection are lived through, the questions are not either about being a devil or an angel. The questions are about just being internally free.

In the Mind's Eye: Just Me. Complicated Me. ©
2020
Photography: Limited series of 25

The goal of all the hard work is just to be who you are, unburdened from all the baggage that your past history and your cultural history have loaded on you.

In the Mind's Eye: Bye, Bye Apple ©
2020
Photography: Limited series of 25

If one is free from unwanted burdens, there is no longer any need to care for the symbol of those burdens.

In the Mind's Eye: Just Me. ©
2020
Photography: Limited series of 25

This is who you are. Just you.