This work explores the tension between images of bloom, fertility and newness with the fears of mortality, memory and longing. The imagery is drawn from my explorations into the idea of a flawed Eden where we are at the mercy of time.
The garden blooms with bright flowers, but contains the cast off objects of memory and meaning, a reminder that the objects endure while we do not. The doll like figures, disjointed parts of the body, clocks and sentimental objects are the symbolic images for our mortality and longing. They come together to imply the metaphorical space of completeness that each of us constructs individually. The intention is to create a space that can engage a viewer on multiple levels, both visually and intellectually.