Plants have become the focus of my artwork as a way to explain a state of being. Growing up in a highly industrialized area that lacks vegetation and scenery, I became captivated by the ephemeral nature of plant life. Using traditional metalsmithing techniques along with modern patina processes, I create pieces where plants are metaphors for my emotions and experiences. I believe people identify with the plant's life cycle, seeing a parallel in their own life. Due to this analogy, plants as metaphors, both in literary and visual symbolism, can aptly describe the changes, conditions, and stages of life. "Metamorphosis Metaphora" is an exhibition that embodies these ideas and also acts as a reflection of recent personal experiences.
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