"Through my work as an artist, I've discovered that the realms of the personal and the public are rarely as separate as I once imagined. Writing this book clearly revealed to me how things in the public sphere such as the women's movement have stimulated, provoked, and even enabled my work. On the other hand, my personal photographs showing the highs and lows of daily life have made their way into the public realm through publications, exhibitions, and teaching. My most well-known work, Romanticism Is Ultimately Fatal, is an image I made at one of the lowest moments of my life, but this image transformed from private to public when it appeared in a major art history textbook."
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