The colors found in nature, the textures, and the unexpected layers of a single flower are a source for unlimited potential. De-constructing and layering of multiple materials I would find on a hike led to an almost childlike discovery of things that I would normally walk past. I found myself slowing down and observing. Of wanting to touch and smell and know about the new things I was constantly discovering. Years of collecting objects of spirituality from various faiths and practices seemed like a natural fit once they were combined with the organic elements. And the curiosity. It was endless. Not just in the making, but in the practice of meditation and mindfulness, so often a theme in with the sacred objects that I used. These works explore what it means to be more aware. Once you open that door, it’s hard to close it. To see more work and to learn more go to unalomebloom.com