Brooklyn Art Project / Burning Man / Why do you do what you do?, originally uploaded by brooklynartproject.com.
Submission by artist Adine Schoonmaker for the brooklynartproject.com juried exhibition for Burning Man 2008 with wdydwyd.com.
“I spent most of my 20’s suffering from undiagnosed Thyroid cancer and my early 30’s in treatment and recovery. I began to feel normal and pretty and “alive” by my late 30’s. I am now experiencing the excitement and passion and attention that i should have been enjoying in my youth. But now that i am “blooming”, i am also noticeably aging. I do what i do because i still want to feel alive when men stop noticing me.”