Saturday, June 26, 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Recent Florence Work

A Dark Breath

Life is a constant cycle of deaths and rebirths. This body of work stemmed from a deep need for internal transformation and renewal.

To shed one's skin to begin a new phase of life can be seen as a positive experience but it also involves pain. My work explores the liminal period between two stages of one's life and the importance of the suffering connected with it. This gestation period forces self-confrontation and acts as a doorway to a new life and rebirth. In our hour of uncertainty we enter an ambiguous world - a limbo that suspends us in the heart of darkness, into an unknown we fear but must trust.

The Other

Desperately, I seek to understand who I am at my very core

From the inside out, unraveling my deepest desires, discovering my unknowns

My hidden truths

My judgements

My fears and my armor

The walls I create, to keep you out

I'm constantly searching for the differences between us

Between Me and the Other

But my identity resides in you

It lies internal

So I dissect

I eat away at you to understand

I take from you, I leave you empty, to understand

I bring you closer into my darkness

A forced amalgamation

I deconstruct you, break you down

Consume your insides until

I feel your pain, I feel your life

Until we are one

Until I see

I am the other.

You are my other.

Early Florence Work