Untitled Promise, projected at Under the Subway Video Art Night 2013.
A lone poppy flower emerges before us in a desolate barren landscape. As the landscape disappears, we are forced to return from the dreamlike memory reproduced in the projected film and consider our actual surroundings–now brightly lit and becoming populated with hundreds of flowers. This projection takes us from the world of memories to the here and now, forcing us to consider the rich possibilities of the moment. For thousands of years, the common wild poppy has symbolized rebirth, remembrance, and hope due to its remarkable ability to reemerge after a field has been damaged by agriculture, drought, fire or war. The image used to create this projection is a work of art made using only red wine, a ubiquitous but symbolically rich material.