The blazing sunset rests as a warm blanket touching the Mohave Desert dunes, the heat encourages the desert flowers to lift their heads reaching high from inside the sand, holding this fired lamp. This experience of colour reminds me of home in Canada, where the red maple leaves dance in autumn sun, flickering their flame as the last dance before the winter white creates her deep sleep
A shell holds many memories of life in the sea, secrets of place and time. Succulents are desert life, water conservers, for they survive with such little moisture as they honour their earth. Here, the desert bursts from within this oceans cornucopia, marrying desert and ocean as one Shell Garden.
Kintsugi is the name for an ancient and beautiful art form which illuminates the fracture lines within a break. This large pod set itself free within its first firing, not being compliant or tamed into a closed form, instead opening up its vessel as a seed pod does while dropping its seedlings. The scar lines of this vessel gives an opening where flower buds emerge, coated with bronze illumination, marking the preciousness of Kintsugi’s transformation.