“There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.” Nelson Mandela
The willow tree is a dual memory; one that represents a marker of development through identity and the other as a repetitive, soothing ritual. The tree landscape holds perceptions, anxieties, worries, and secrets, physical symptoms, and the love and fear of self-discovery, illustrating fabricated roots, leaves, seedpods, and blooms. The space seeks to develop a safe space where mimicry of the quickly changing natural world can be explored through natural and fiber materials as an attempt to slow down, self-sooth, and adapt.
I just went on a new photo shoot with this piece and the overall composition is much better. I am beginning to think that my art belongs outdoors. Please see my website for the new photos with this series: