Happy Valentine’s Day from CEG

Shortness of Breath, 2004

In Nine Symptoms, Dan Estabrook tackles the emotions he has experienced falling in love. With pieces titled “Shortness of Breath,” “Heart Rate Increase,” “Fever” and “Loss of Appetite,” Estabrook evokes old medical photographs to directly confront the passion, obsession, apprehension and excitement brought on by love, as well as its loss. By employing the techniques and metaphors used by nineteenth-century practitioners, Estabrook is able to comment on the timelessness of his concerns and the enduring fascination with love, sex and death. You can find more work by Dan Estabrook here.

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