The awe and allure of nature has always been my primary source of inspiration. In previous bodies of work, I photographed abstractions of water and flowers distinctly, which served as a means to ponder essence and time. In 2013, I began to submerge flowers in water to discover new visual delights and to steep in thoughts about transformation.
The series Submerged explores transformation as glorious and continuous. Some depictions capture flowers thriving as expressions of unabashed love, joy and compassion. Other images reveal various states of decay, suggesting an ending as a beginning. Both evoke different aspects of a whole. This framework acts as a space to set intent, express gratitude and experience renewal.