(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: photos © Ashley Childs)