In Search of the Lost Paradise
April 15 - May 19 2023
Solo Exhibit - Diamante Arts and Culture Center. Raleigh, NC
The pursue of paradise speaks to a desire to achieve beauty, balance, and a higher state of awareness. Incorporating the debris of our society, particularly plastic, into the pieces is a form of paradox, to create something beautiful out of the rubble. - Plastic is destroying our planet, causing irretrievable damage to the oceans, endangering sea species, as well as polluting the air and soil, and becoming a real problem to dispose of. - The allegory that emerges from the work, is to give life to otherwise inanimate materials, to make something beautiful out of the discarded materials of our consumerist society, inviting the viewer to reflect upon our actions and the state of our one and only planet.