“By using the color blue, which for hundreds of years has been associated with melancholy and sadness-these images evoke this period in my life and how it affects those around me. A mid-point, as I am stripping down, taking stock, and finding a new place amongst the loss.” –Heather Evans Smith
Cassilhaus is incredibly honored to be premiering this powerful and potent new body of work.
“Some say my dad’s death was the spark that ignited my depression, but this feeling has been brewing for a while. I started to notice a sadness creep in a few years into my 40s. I searched ‘depression in women’ and stumbled across articles stating women are the most depressed at age 44. I was, at that very moment, 44.”
“Loss during this time in a woman’s life can weigh heavily. Children are getting older and need the comfort of a parent less; the health of one’s own parent(s) is starting to fail, and hormonal shifts begin.” –Heather Evans Smith, 2021