This visual meditation explores a grove of Silver Birches I frequent on daily walks near my home. Each image symbolically reflects my struggle to find balance amidst the turmoil of thoughts and emotions that arise when the forest's silence takes over.
Growing up, I was raised in the circumstances dominated by unwritten rules that excluded me from sharing personal thoughts and experiences with others. This work figuratively represents the duality of emotions experienced during that time, including the loneliness, solitude, pain, and my yearning to be free from the darkness that ensued. To achieve this, I turned my lens to the Silver Birches as subject matter to metaphorically share my inner experience about the careful balance of duality in nature; light and darkness, happiness and pain, symmetry and chaos offer order in disorder carry beyond surface value.