(sculptural photography series)
Behind spring’s most celebrated blossoms is a luminous process, a palpable quality of wisdom and change. Each specimen had a moment of perfection; inevitably, this euphoric peak is fleeting. By unveiling the sculptural splendor of decay, grief becomes an alluring process and a place of courage. Lucid Afterlife strives to reveal this as triumphant. Mourning requires endurance - the ultimate act of humility, beauty and grace.
(printed on matt-finish aluminum, link for purchase: www.ashleychilds.com/shop-lucid-afterlife, all photos © Ashley Childs)