End of Season
End of Season is a commentary on the stages of life. It is a response to my own aging process and to our society's obsession with youth and beauty. There is a grace and refinement in every age, yet when life of any kind comes to an end too often we tend to look away. I was reminded of this when I spent some time wandering in local community gardens, watching as plants transition from summer bloom to decaying residue within the course of a few months. The gardens became metaphors for my own life, the transitions I have already experienced and those yet to come. The plants taught me there is beauty at every stage of life and death, with equal enchantment on both ends of the spectrum.