The way I usually work is by taking from memories or experiences and blending them together into imagery that either directly comes from a personal stance or it may have originated as personal and it takes on a more universal approach. In Resilience, I wanted to show how fragile life is and its survival strength. The trigger was - that my daughter was diagnosed with cancer but she remained strong to stay alive despite all odds. Then, my focus shifted and I thought about life in general or the state of life in our world in general. I began to imagine a strong tree trunk severed to show its years (its rings), that although damaged it pushes to extend its roots infinitely into a distant horizon. – This is the element of survival. On this tree trunk an egg (Life) is tilted on the verge of falling. This egg now began to represent the life of our earth and how fragile it is (the egg has speckles that are painted like continents -This life is our earth). By tilting it to a threatening angle, it instigates awareness of its current condition. A medical lamp hovers as a healing element, dimly lighting the egg (our earth) with a lit bulb from this lamp that shows no signs of being plugged. There is no rhyme or reason why this lamp should work, why the bulb should illuminate, but it does. This lamp is the element of hope. From deforestation to air pollution, soil degradation or species extinction, Resilience is about believing that we cannot lose hope when it comes to saving our planet. It has existed for billions of years, it is strong, and we have the power in our hands to ignite that hope and create awareness.