Holding On

"Value your ideas and be fearless in your ability to bring them into the world. Make them and share them with one another." Raphael Di Lugio

     This piece is the most recent addition to my Eternal series which grew from my heightened awareness and reluctance to accept the transitory nature of life. On one end of the spectrum, I watch my children grow and leave home one by one. On the other, I see my parents gradually losing the ability to do things they once enjoyed. I struggle with these changes wishing them to remain frozen at specific points. I know that I'm not alone, we're called the "sandwich generation".
     In Eternal, I am freezing living things, in this case, flowers. This work explores the conflicting nature of trying to hold onto the transient. It represents the contradictions inherent in attempting to preserve ephemeral moments, often with unexpected intrigue that unfolds naturally. By freely abandoning myself to indulge in the fantasy of freezing moments, I provide my you the seldom-gained experience of viewing the transitory as eternal.