In life saying goodbye is an experience every human is faced with. While they can be difficult it is also how humans find resolutions within themselves. I have always struggled with saying goodbye and the emotional pain felt afterwards stays with me forever. Goodbyes can be forever or they can be for now, they can be towards a person, a place, a thing, a thought or an emotion.
This installation addresses the emptiness I experience when I say goodbye to a loved one, goodbye to a past lover, goodbye to people moving away, goodbye to not being enough, goodbye to not feeling wanted and goodbye to innocence. The leaves symbolize change, death, growth, and newness. Each leaf symbolizes a person or moment I have held onto but know have changed.