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Blossom is my attempt to display the romantic imagining of beauty meandering amidst falling gentleness. Life's beauty is the growing journey through ups and downs. Despite all challenges and negativity, blossoms will always pop-up year after year, providing hope and color when times seem to be despairing. Cherry trees grow in regions with cold winters. The more brutal the winter, the sweeter the fruit. After this extended season of global disancing, the cherry blossoms remind us that all seasons come to an end and that the time to return outdoors where we can enjoy nature and each other will come.
Cherry blossoms, lotus blossoms, plum blossoms; they all symbolize the transcendent nature of being alive. We bloom, we shed, we decay, we hibernate and wait for the right light to start the whole process over again. Blossoms spend seasons in disguise until they gloriously reveal themselves in a flurry pastel petalled drama of the sight and the smell: marking another miraculous full trip around the sun.
My Ikigai (生き甲斐: purpose in life) is to inspire people with the colors and patterns of my flower-themed works; allowing them to take a break from all social disarrays of our controversial disconnected world. Connection with people of all cultures and backgrounds is my biggest aspiration: we might not all speak the same language, but we can all read flowers.