Eternal

PhotographerBobbi McMurry
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

The passage of time has heightened my awareness to the transitory nature of life. On one end, I watch my children grow and leave home one by one. On the other end, I see my parents gradually losing the ability to do things they once enjoyed. I struggle with these changes wishing them to remain frozen at specific points. By freezing living things, in this case, flowers, my work explores the conflicting nature of trying to hold onto the transient. It shows the contradictions inherent in attempting to preserve ephemeral moments, which cannot be caged and tamed, often with unexpected intrigue that unfolds naturally.