by Zach Schnock
Cedar Falls, Iowa
This work resembles transition and growth. This is achieved through the metamorphosis from the lower to the upper sculpture, and the opening top. The change from rigid angles to fluid movement is illustrative of our ability to adapt and grow from new experiences. I feel that “Bloom” maintains this notion, alongside the more literal aspect of a flower blooming. The blooming aesthetic could be taken two ways. One, it is in fact blooming, growing. And two, it’s retracting like a Venus Fly Trap, so you might want to stay clear. Either way, movement is imposed, which relates back to my original concept of transitioning and growth.