Photographic Composite Printed on Fine Art Satin Baryta, 23" x 17.5
Home (and/or other situations) should be a safe and secure place but sometimes it's not. One would expect an image portraying this to be ugly, but I chose to make it beautiful because the transformation that occurs when someone sets themselves free is one of the most beautiful shifts in existence.
Born to a refuge of safety and free
to mature and bloom and learn who to be
The illusion of safety guise thorns in the nest
duplicity and false hope to chain the oppressed
First flight is not easy, a simple task it is naught
it takes courage and valor to leave what is taught
But the hour will come when it's time to fly
to stagnate is to settle, to wither, to die
In a dream you can soar to a great and wondrous height
but without the first jump it's just a dream, you'll never take flight
The 12 images in Response are an interpretation of the 2020 covid pandemic and the resulting cultural and political melee. It is a glimpse into modern society's polarization and paramount need for social acceptance and simultaneous imperative self-isolation. It explores exfoliation of social interaction to reveal the heart of the self, experienced in a new way, or perhaps for the first time, by so many in first world countries. It explores a new relationship with the self both welcomed and resisted, and how the turmoil of pandemic is a metaphor for pandemic of the soul.
The images are designed in such a way as the viewer will see his/her own political agenda glorified. As much as Response is about inner turmoil and reflection there is also a sense of hope and rebirth attached to the images. It probes at a new sense of self and a hopeful restart that can come from humanity and the earth if only we choose to activate it.
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