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 unique rite of passage.
Each color panel represents the early phase or 'the cutting away.' This is where they are leaving what is familiar and comfortable. They are courageous and capable.
The black and white images represent the phase where the uncertainty occurs. Their perception is unclear. They are 'threshold people.' This is synonymous with rebirth.