“What is to give light must endure burning.” – Viktor Frankl
This quote from Frankl’s book “Man’s search for Meaning” particularly resonates with me. I believe that tragedies and adversity can transform us. It is through our struggles and losses that we find purpose and meaning in our lives. Without them we would not be as strong, powerful or compassionate. We have to honour the negative to fully appreciate the positive. In my jewellery I see fire as the metaphor for the challenges in our life. The wood changes through burning, just as we change by going through difficult times. Do we let these events impact us negatively or do we choose transformation or even metamorphosis?