This piece began as a sort of meditation on seasons and life cycles. It represents the balance point between light and dark, cold and warmth, and the subtle shifts within ourselves as we transition not just between the months and years, but also through different phases in our lives. The tree serves as a sort of liminal anchor and a reminder to stay calm, open, and grounded as we journey through life.
Symbols are hidden within the seasons and the tree, most notably the bright little butterfly in summer, the lightest point of the year. It bears personal significance and links to the recurring theme of Pysche in my work.
"Psyche exemplifies a woman's search for authentic personal growth, a reminder that the integration of our experiences, however sad or frightening they may be, matures and transforms us, much like the symbol of the butterfly emerging into the light from its dark cocoon."