Five Out of Seven – Sheryl Sinkow
Ms. Sinkow’s Statement
Four Years ago, right after I had my last solo show at State of the Art Gallery, I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Needless to say it was quite a shock especially since 4 months prior to the show I had hiked the rigorous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, explored some of the Galapagos Islands and traveled down the Peruvian Amazon. Time passes and luckily I healed although the chemo and the medical expenses were far tougher than that trek into the Andes.
I had a much different idea for this exhibit however, …the best laid plans. The images I had planned to make will happen another time. I was in a quandary as to what to show. It was my good friend Diane who had a brilliant idea ~ yes, that’s her on “the phone” telling me the idea. Seriously, though, as Diane suggested, I looked back on some of my work from 5 of the 7 continents I have traveled to and I began to see common themes. Some of them are incorporated within 5 out of 7. Some of the images have never been shown before. The highlight of this current year was having the honor to photograph the image for Ithaca is Love. I’m particularly pleased to show the image because of the powerful feeling and unity that was created at the moment the image was formed. The other images suggest that we are not so very different from one another and in these troubling times, it is important to see and feel that we are all connected.