Unleaving

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Project Statement (2014)

In the waning days of autumn, after the wonderful parting burst of colour, I explored puddles and tidal pools where fallen leaves had landed. I expected to see fading and decay, but instead I found surprising and often subtle beauty, intensified all the more by the encroaching darkness of the evening. For me, these images conjure up wisps of memories of my mother and her decline into and through Alzheimer's where there too, as I watched the fading away, the softening of lines and the dissolution of realities, I also caught glimpses of her inner beauty shining in the darkness.