Rite of Water (2012)
Rite of Water (2010-2012)
The water is one of the few places where we can learn to be both fragile and capable. My children have known the lure and the danger of the ocean their entire lives. I witnessed them learning to trust their power and be at peace with their vulnerability as they went through a special rite of passage.
Each color panel represents the early phase of a rite of passage, 'the cutting away.' This is the place where they are leaving what is familiar and comfortable: where they are held in courage and capability.
The black and white images represent the phase where the learning and uncertainty occurs. Their understanding of what is happening is unclear. During this phase they are 'threshold people.' This is the time where rebirth occurs.