The Buddha taught that the nature of existence is ceaseless transformation. All things change. Change is built into the nature of all things.
Sometimes things change from moment to moment, like the fleeting nature of our experience as we move from space to space. Sometimes we feel a more subtle change as we contemplate the passing moments of our domestic life. Sometimes the change is incremental as is the slow but unrelenting decay of discarded equipment. Sometimes, as we reflect on the passing years, the change feels monumental.
We four photographers, known as Illuminata, have individually produced bodies of work that each, in its own way, explores an aspect of change or transformation. The images reflect the transitory nature of things and experiences. Often, as this realization hits us there is a melancholy awareness of the transience and a gentle sadness at the passing of our experiences, our things and our lives. The Japanese use the term "mono no aware" to describe this awareness and melancholy.
Transformation consists of images from four bodies of work: Passing Through by Roxanne Worthington; In My Backyard by Adrienne Defendi; Caltrans Graveyard by Kay Taneyhill; and Across the Great Divide by Charlotte Kay.
Please join us on July 22nd for a reception to speak with the artists and view their work from 4:30pm-6:00pm. If you cannot make the reception, you may view the photographs by appointment only by contacting Lisa Fahey at 650-812-4489.
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