K, on recovery

K: Artist Statement

As a child I would pick flowers and press them in books with my grandmother. Years later as an active addict I would use outside and attempt the same ritual of picking flowers grasping at what my life had once been. Now in recovery I want to reclaim things I had once loved to do that have been tainted with the memories of active addiction. I wanted to give myself relief from the impact. These are those flowers. Recovery is a matter of life and death for me and I want to live.