by Zipporah Camille Thompson
Wild chrysalis bloom embodies a wild self-welcoming that coexists with the recent solar eclipse in Gemini. Eclipses signify a time of radical healing, shadow work, and amplified energy. Venturing into the wild creates tension and chaos as eclipses proclaim revolutionary moments in time. When we choose to love and embrace ourselves and others through deep change and discomfort, we find rest, we transform, we emerge, we extend compassion. The murky alchemy of grief, loss, and heartbreak yields the bloom: a symbol of hope, enchanting rebirth, and of magnificent revolution. The palm, a representation of finding and holding space applauds rebellious stages of conflict, resilience, and sacrifice. The upheaval of systems of power no longer serving us brings about restorative justice, reclamation of identity, and collective soul transformation as vibrant gardens of self and community are cultivated.
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ABOUT THE ARTIST
Zipporah Camille Thompson (she.her.hers) is an installation artist, sculptor, and activist based in Atlanta, Georgia. Thompson explores alchemical transformations through clay + textiles, examining marginalized bodies and eliciting social change through her work. Sculpted shapeshifters and hybrid landscapes investigate otherness. She received her MFA from the University of Georgia and her BFA from the University of North Carolina Charlotte. Her work has been featured in numerous publications. She has shown at the Atlanta Contemporary, Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn, Rogue Space in Chelsea, Gallery 400 in Chicago, and the Zuckerman Museum of Art amongst others. Zipporah Camille Thompson is a 2020 Artadia Atlanta Awardee, a Watershed Zenobia Scholarship Award grantee, an NCECA Multicultural Fellow, and an Idea Capital Travel Grant recipient. Thompson is represented by Whitespace Gallery in Atlanta, GA. A self-professed foodie, she is an avid hiker, roller-skater, history addict, and lover of the moon, unicorns, zombies, and tarot.