LYDIA PANAS — CHOCOLATE, REVISITED
From 2000 – 2002, I collected blocks of chocolate, hair that fell from my head, and lint from my clothes dryer. These collections related to time passing, work around the house, fears, and desires. They were symbolic of what we discard and what we lose as a result. As markers of time, the images recall what falls away and what is gained. Seventeen years later, I am revisiting these collections. The chocolate has become lush and abundant, taking on different shapes, at times upright, balanced, tentative, absent. Enigmatic and mysterious, the images now glow, with vibrancy and stature.