Cameron Art Museum, 
Wilmington, North Carolina
December 3 – January 9, 2022

Rebirth and Renewal

In the context the exhibition Illumination 2021, artists were encouraged to explore the theme of “rebirth and renewal”. I chose to create a large lantern resembling the shape of a pomegranate. “This fruit had a transcendental meaning in every ancient culture […]. Considered a symbol of death and resurrection, it has a central role in the Greek myth of Persephone.” The piece is titled Thanks to impermanence, everything is possible, after a quote by buddhist monk and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh.

«Art helps us to process collective trauma and find hope – and light – in darkness. Now, over a year into the pandemic, we see our world in a new light. We have found fresh imagination. There are scars, and, for some, there is significant loss. Yet, we look to the next day with an acquired resilience. This year, the seventh for this exhibition, artists are encouraged to explore the theme of rebirth and renewal.»