My stay in Utila for two weeks during April 2010, as I was transitioning from one firm to another, also kickstarted
a transition in my photosyntheses. Life is synchronistic that way. Those who follow astrology will appreciate that this journey took place as my progressed sun was about to enter Aries moving from a watery sign of emotions to the fire of action. With that shift, the depth and energy of
my work deepened, reflecting the internal shifts to come.
OCTOPUSSY - IN MILLION YEARS IN UTILA (2010): This work announces alchemical changes, forged by the fire of life and awareness. Magical creatures from intuitive realms replace pink dresses, Barbie dolls and the Hollywood standards held dear by a traditional Latin American upbringing.
PSYCHE'S PLAYGROUND (2010):ﾠ Psyche wears a hibiscus, a symbol of beauty, as a butterfly – not coincidentally called “psyche” or soul in ancient Greek – perches on the sign of the bakery where I used to go every morning before diving.ﾠ There, Utilan men would share gossip from the prior day’s events and were served breakfast, pastries and rich local coffee by some very hard working Utilan women.ﾠ As is the case with butterflies, I believe that my true beauty has blossomed with age.ﾠ I was able to capture a nesting hummingbird, which I incorporated into this work, a recurring symbol of energy, joy and self-discovery.ﾠ The playful monkey serves as a reminder to have fun, even through difficult development, and to always hang on to our untamed nature.