Learning to Fly Like A Bird Again

At a certain point in my life, I realized that I could not escape my past. Just when I thought darkness would take over, my wings let me take flight. And yet, I could use my experiences as wind-gusts, soaring confidently into the future. I could take flight. Birds, butterflies, and swallows — resilient in their frailty – are ever-present inspirations for me.

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At your best, you are everything all at once.

“Serenity comes when you trade expectations for acceptance.” -Gautama Buddha
Thinking back to creating this series on Moorea back in 2011. 
No better way to / Haiku, crystal clear waters / Ocean breeze surrounds
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When I was at Rhode Island School of Design, Jim Croce bought me three haiku books. I have cherished them for my entire life. Jim loved the art of haiku. The sound of it. Deep pain and deep calm oscillate through the lines. I’ve used his favorite haiku poems as inspiration for my collages — all of love, loss, and memory sing through the syllables of his poems. I hope they sing for you too.
Christian Zervos’ 33-volume catalogue of Picasso’s work is a monumental achievement, the culmination of a life time of critique and dedication. Making my own, modest attempt at a “catalogue raissoné” is a reminder of where I’ve been - and inspiration for the journey ahead. #TakeYourInventory