fragmented flowers (shine bright)
site-specific installation | sequins, pins, beads, metallic fabric, polystrene, wood
Much of life is measured by points – birth, marriage, insert-your-own-milestone-here, death. However, most of life really occurs betweenthe points. These spaces are ripe with possibility – things are not fixed. Even on an emotional level, we may speak of happiness, sadness, and anger, and miss the nameless emotions in-between. While the English language appears ill-equipped to discuss these spaces, I find I can talk about these emotional in-betweens in my work.
Fragmented Flowers (shine bright) is a metaphor for the in-between. Similar to when one takes a leap of faith, the pattern has been freed from the constraints and safety of wall and frame. The fragments are in their most vulnerable state, suspended in space, viewable from all sides. Likewise, when one challenges themselves to grow and take risks, one can feel exposed and insecure. Taking the risk becomes a defiant act of hope.