Created for the New Children's Museum in San Diego CA. 2018.
Born innocent, delicate, and free from the burdensome cares of the world, children are a bottomless resource of joy and unconditional love. As adults our minds are teeming with prejudice, greed and unrepentant ego. Like the chrysalis, which shrouds a transforming larva, Crystal Cortex is a symbol of metamorphosis. Its long translucent cloak is a reminder of our subtle nature and the rich fiery glow in the voluminous top, a reflection of our brilliant intelligence entombed in painful knowledge.
Bob Marley said, “Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds.” I believe we need only look to our children to show us the way.