fragmented flowers (glimmer)
dimensions variable | sequins, pins, beads, metallic fabric, polystrene, wood
Perhaps it was experiencing deep and lasting grief that allowed me to rapture in the glimmer of light when it appeared. The ray, however tiny, was a welcome sight. This light inspired the Fragmented Flowers (glimmer) series.
I chose metallic fabric and shiny holographic sequins because they voice action: the dancing sequins boldly and playfully reflect light. They also speak of duality: while spirited, the sequins also speak of fragility and façades – the curious way that things are not always as they appear. On the surface, tiny metallic sequins sparkle and shine. Accumulated, they are grandiose and flashy. Reflecting off one another, the sequins direct one’s attention here or there. With a gentle breeze, they make music. Just as the sequins hang delicately, so easy to reconfigure, we, too, have the possibility of transformation while being reminded of our own fragility.