This series is called Equity. It's 30 4 X 6-inch inkjet prints (from 6 X 6-cm film negatives) with handwritten notes. They may be read as a poem, from beginning to end. In Equity, I visit my home town a year after the last surviving member of my immediate family, my mom, has died. Some things that come up here, in addition to the evident meditation on the idea of home, are the idea of the street as defined by each walker's projection onto it and the evolving idea of the working mother.
Varese Layzer does writing, photography, printmaking, video and sound art. Her work has been shown in San Francisco, Portland, New York, Philadelphia, Boston and Minneapolis–St Paul. When she briefly called herself a writer, her poetry and prose appeared in Concho River Review, Exit 13, Lynx Eye, Candlelight and Mica. She has an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and lives and works in northern Manhattan.