Secret of the Golden Flower

etched glass, cast bronze, fabricated steel, low-fire soft brick

6×2.5×3.5 in / 15 x6.4×8.9 cm

The Secret of the Golden Flower is a Taoist text on the tradition of alchemy describing dissolution of the lower self and cultivation of the higher self. This piece is metaphor for that practice, and the uncovering of various hidden facets and resulting inevitable transformation and awareness.

I have been applying this concept to my life, uncovering areas that were keeping me stuck, such as how I believed that I did not deserve love and was less important than everyone else, and the negative impact that was having on my life. The awareness has ignited a transformation that has propelled me to create healthy boundaries in relationships with myself and others.