Plant Based Healing V
My new body of work is about personal transformation through my relationship to plant medicine and plant wisdom. Plants have been critical to my healing and my mental health, particularly as I learn to set better boundaries and invest energy into loving myself. I cultivate plants in the same way that I cultivate my ideas and my goals. I am persistent and disciplined, and I nourish them with attention. I go slow and pick off parasites. Plants are a reciprocal species, they reflect back to you the energy that you invest. It is through plants that I can connect to nature’s wisdom. They are a metaphor for my own evolution. Sometimes they talk to me in my dreams. I have over 300 green family members in my home and they all have a story. This series, completed in March 2019, is the first of a series of collages available to the public.