"From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried" (1995)

"From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried," 1995
Selections from set of 30C-prints with sandblasted text on glass, dimensions variable
© Carrie Mae Weems
Courtesy Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

"Yet I know that somehow I have to also free myself from the yoke of it, from the despair of it—that somehow I have to put that aside for the moment because there are indeed other parts of life and other parts of my existence that also really matter, that need to be explored, and that to a certain extent allow me to retool and face the horror of what has happened with renewed energy and renewed understanding and possibility."
-Carrie Mae Weems