Here’s my completed project called the Metamorphosis of the Mind, featuring three sculptures separately created in 2007, 2008, and 2009. In many but not all aspects the creations and their stories draw from personal experiences, thus I put a self portrait in the above picture.
The Metamorphosis of the Mind is the process by which one attains wisdom. This can happen in many ways, whether through education, discoveries, or experiences. These paths all suggest a pleasant trip, but here I chose to depict the metamorphosis through a less pleasant road – the road of suffering. The result is a different kind of wisdom attained – one that may overlap with the realm of insanity. These three sculptures depict the Metamorphosis of the Mind, from ignorance to suffering and arriving at insanity.