Why don’t we like changes? We don’t just resist making them, we resist being changed.
The constant shift to adapt to different times and new circumstances is a vital process not just in our development as individuals, but also in the complex nature of human relationships. Yet most of the times it is fiercely opposed.
And what is supposed to be a nurturing environment becomes a stifling one.
YOU & ME is a double sided piece.
Hanging from the ceiling at eye level, it is an invitation to peep through the keyhole on either facet or to look at each other through this piece.
It represents the dichotomy intrinsic to every relation: you-me, love-hate, expectation-reality, past-future.
The nature of change is unattractive and beautiful at the same time. We fear what we don’t know, yet we long for better and brighter things.
There is a sort of dread – the anticipation of negative outcomes – caught in the barbed wire, but also a hint of optimism in those golden caterpillars.
Psyche is the Greek word for both a butterfly and the soul.
A gestation period carries the promise of a new beginning. It’s a period of maturation and development before reaching a new stage – from caterpillar to butterfly – when we can break free and fly with the change.
Hitherto there are two sides to every story and the truth usually lies somewhere in between.
As we curiously peer through the keyhole, we find out the deceit.
There is no flapping of colourful wings. No transformation has taken place.
Just the broken promise of hundreds of dusty caterpillars whose metamorphosis never happened.