Plastic Flowers Don't Die
A natural progression developed from the collage series where 2-D prints became 3-D objects with the help of a laser-cutter. This series is a commentary on the dissonance created by our attachments in an impermanent world. Humans are averse to change, do not want to grow old, do not want to leave their comfort zones, do not want to die. I too am resilient to changes, but flowers are fleeting and shadows are ephemeral. By photographing, cutting, and arranging these flower shadows in a fixed manner, i.e., laser-cut black acrylic, I aim to constitute permanence on both the flowers that would die and the shadows that would fade.