I continue to explore the idea of shift and in preparation for a residency working with middle school students I have returned to the notion of generational transition. My early work reflected my observation of the generation of parents and grandparents. As my own children have reached their early 20's the hard realization that my generation is not leaving them a sustainable world has set in. They and the generations that follow will need incredible problem solving skills, creativity and compassion to tackle their future. The cyclical nature of generation transition continues as it has throughout all time and hopefully our gift will be wisdom to know when t move aside and act as a supporting role to the generation behind. The painting below, Animate Existence speaks to the junction between planet and mortals embedded in the subtle narrative of the comings and goings of young and old.