Bloom 2013

Manipulating video footage, I continue with a body of work that involves the use of shadows. In this piece, a shadow of a hand is cast onto a surface and while the actual physical hand is in view palm open, the shadow remains a closed fist. Slowly, the shadow blooms to an open palm only to have the actual hand abruptly close and reopen restarting the process.

Thinking about the idea that any kind of growth and maturity takes time, I created this work as a translation of those parts of us that take longer to develop. We often need constant practice to achieve things like balance in our lives and go through continual and sometimes repeating processes of development to begin to see parts of ourselves bloom.

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