My solo sculpture exhibition “journey of a thousand years” is an invitation to an inner journey.
My exhibition is intended to inspire the viewers to travel the undiscovered lands of the self and recognize their purpose in life. We are complex beings with many facets of our personalities. Self comprises our values, goals, beliefs, roles we play, and the thoughts and feelings derived from real and imagined relationships. But more importantly what really underlies who we are is how we see ourselves in our own mirrors and the value we put for our self-worth. This is why I think it is important to travel our inner journeys to find and value our skills and talents and respect our intelligence and our beliefs in order to be content.
Each sculpture is an examination of a different aspect of the self and I am hoping that each will be a step in getting closer to realization of our selves. Some sculptures are figures looking at mirrors with laser etched images of memories and different personalities we assume in life. They represent identities framed out of lived experiences and rehearsed or glorifying self images. Some have figures looking at their reflections in the water representing how we see ourselves and how this leads to the emotional judgment we make about our self-worth.
“The unexamined life is not worth living” according to the Greek philosopher Socrates. I am hoping that my sculptures will allow the viewers to analyze their lifes by traveling the undiscovered lands of the self and find out the truth within themselves. My intent is to emphasize the importance of self-realization beyond the roles we play in our life and to inspire the viewers to recognize their purpose in life and achieve self-esteem.