Wish Box Series

The Wish Boxes series (part of Loss & Found) are an on-going series where I am meditating on how change can be both active and passive. My symbol for change is an icon that appears on the fringes or is enlarged with magnification, mimicking how some changes you can see coming, while others just appear out of nowhere. One essential aspect of the wish boxes is viewer interaction. This interplay is a metaphor for the ripple that becomes a tidal wave. Change must happen and control is limited at best. The story within these pieces is deeply personal. The making is a therapeutic process for me and speaks to coming to grips with personal loss and lack of control while always looking for hope. My goal is to create symbols which illuminate the concept that when one door closes, another door somewhere opens.