New beginning

Talia Chen

At the beginning when I was looking for materials and inspiration, the first thing that caught my attention among all the different objects that were scattered on the floor was a piece of bark. When I looked more closely at it, I saw that inside the crack that splits the bark there are tiny, green buds, that ended up being my inspiration for this piece.

The buds inspired me to focus on the life that comes after a war, a post conflict life that grows out of dark places. Therefore I decided to “pull out” those green buds using paint, and by that lighten up the dark base I created underneath the bark.