Father Infatuation

An ongoing photoseries in which I explore my love/hate relationship with Freud.

Why hate? Because he is the symbol of therapy as repression. While arousal is key to our psychological health, it is forbidden in the traditional therapeutic context. If arousal/anxiety is the 21st century emotional axis, therapy has been clear about which it supports. The original home – the vagina – and the original love object – the breast – are not allowed to enter the therapy room, but have instead been confined to emotional trauma and “addictive” behaviors.