when thorns consume roses
Close relationships are built on trust. Trust that your wellbeing matters. Trust that your vulnerabilities will be protected, rather than used as weapons against you. Trust that the stories you are being told are in fact true. When trust disintegrates, the relationship crumbles along with it. This collection tells the story of losing trust, of discovering that something you believed to be a safe-haven is actually what harms you the most.
What first comes to mind when you see a cluster of mushrooms? Is it still-damp ground after heavy rain? A patch of earth that seldom feels the sun? Dead matter being broken down? Nature gives us clues to what is happening beneath the surface, if we know where to look.
what lies beneath
We often are too enamored with the beauty of the rose to see the thorns that lie beneath the blooms. We become so taken by the rose that even when we are stabbed by its barbs, we don't fault the flower for drawing blood, but ourselves for too clumsy hands.
sterling silver, fire agate