Fall 19 Update

Images from the Can You Make Hair for Me? project As many of you know I’ve been receiving chemotherapy treatments for lymphoma since early this year. As of today, I’m cancer free but will need to undergo a stem cell transplant to in order to increase my...
MFA Update: Self-Portraiture

MFA Update: Self-Portraiture

In the winter of 2019 I began to lose my hair and eyebrows due to chemotherapy treatment. As an artist I became unmoored. My vision of myself had been altered as had the inside of my body. It took me 6 weeks to look at myself in the mirror, and when I finally did I...
MFA Update September 2019

MFA Update September 2019

This summer and fall I started working with Tanyth Berkeley. We got off to a bit of an uneven start due to my many chemotherapy hospitalizations and her busy schedule. I gave Tanyth three choices of projects and let her choose which one she wanted to work on with me:...
Make Hair For Me

Make Hair For Me

A project by Eileen Powers Can you make hair for me? In September 2018 I was diagnosed with cancer, specifically lymphoma. The ensuing months held fear, constant pain, misdirection and finally a solution. I am very grateful to all that helped me during this strange...
Summer Images 18

Summer Images 18

During the summer semester I continued to make portraits in different ways. I continued taking pictures of strangers and also took a class called Portrait Magic at the Maine Media Workshops with commercial photographer, and occasional New York Times contributor, Matt...
Cape Cod House for Sale

Cape Cod House for Sale

Charming Antique Home on Cape Cod in Historic Centerville Village: $379,000 4 Bedrooms / 3 Baths / Recently renovated / South of Rt. 28 / New stainless steel appliances / Easy access to beaches, shopping and highway / New title 5, 4-bedroom septic system 156 Old Stage...
Spring 18 Semester Summary

Spring 18 Semester Summary

This essay is a summary of my first semester in the low-residency MFA program. I’ve divided the semester into three sections: mentorship, practice, and study. First, I will discuss my work with my creative mentor; then I will review my practice and imagemaking; I will...