Within these body of works, the cycle of plant life is explored through suspending each phase of botanical matter. Each piece contains several lockets, each locket holding a temporary burst of plant life. Consisting of every stage of their life cycle, from sprout to seed, each locket explores the ideas of separate moments strung together to create an unfolding sequence of life to rebirth. This series of lockets are all worn tightly around the neck, enclosing on themselves as full circles. I use this placement on the body, to show the delicate interconnectedness of human and plant life alike.
From a microscopic to an energetic level, I believe theres a deep correlation between these seemingly separate- but very connected parts of life. Using these stages of floral growth as a metaphor for the seasons of life, the lockets demonstrate the underlying energies of each phase. From a cellular level, there is no difference in growth between the process of Mitosis within plants and humans. One cell divides to become two, and multiplies to form stems, buds and flowers. With something similar to an instruction booklet for life; something as small as a seed contains everything it could possibly need to know within itself.
I use botany as a way of understanding the unseen truths that surround the questions of life and death. What comes before and what comes after are deep questions that have moved the very basis of my work. I use my practice as a meditation to understand these questions. My art reaches for the place that can’t be touched by hands, seen by eyes, or understood by anything except the heart. It is here, where I’m able explore the unknown; stepping closer to that great perhaps, inviting a universal audience to join me in a quest of curiosity and search for truth.