Learning To Fly Like A Bird Again



At a certain point in my life, when I could not escape my past, it seemed that darkness would take over. I turned to butterflies, hummingbirds, and swallows –trusting the resilience in their frailty.

If we accept the past, it can become a motivation. With it, we soar confidently into the present. We take flight.

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“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
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