Alternating Weekends by Warren Harold

Issue 21

My parents separated when I was seven, and their divorce was final by the time I was eleven. I didn’t have a strong relationship with my father before the divorce and afterwards I barely saw him at all, eventually creating an almost 20 year gap. In 2001 I faced my own divorce with our three-year-old son in the middle. My biggest concern was the effect this would have on him and our relationship. I vowed never to let him feel the vacuum I did.

Since then, I’ve remarried, had a daughter, and he now lives 50 miles away. Every other weekend, minus the driving and sleeping, we do what we can with roughly 28 hours. With no personal history to pull from, the father-son relationship is new to both of us. Alternating Weekends is an ongoing project, an outlet to identify and explore our dynamic and the connections I missed as a son.

Warren Harold is a Houston, TX based artist.
To view more of Warren's work, please visit his website.

  water balloons 

water balloons 

  over the moon 

over the moon 

  floating 

floating 

  reflecting 

reflecting 

  ritual flame 

ritual flame 

  cut 

cut 

  zombie doctor 

zombie doctor 

  lips and teeth 

lips and teeth 

  hole 

hole 

  creature feet 

creature feet 

  car sleep 

car sleep 

  lounging 

lounging 

  continental breakfast 

continental breakfast 

  splash 

splash 

  snorkel 

snorkel 

  no exit 

no exit 

  guitar hero 

guitar hero 

  homesick 

homesick 

  vacancy 

vacancy 

  alternating weekends 

alternating weekends