(Stare Into the Poppy River was created as part of San Diego’s Makers Quarter “SILO” project located at 15th and F. April 5th, Makers Quarter hosted “Craft Beer + Bites” which was the public unveiling of the finished mural).
I’ve always been drawn to the poppy, whose beauty is released like a single breath the moment it’s removed from its natural state. Pluck it and within hours it wilts even if you rush it to water, realizing that beauty must be admired and then left to be.
Stare Into the Poppy River represents that same reflection on the ephemeral nature of life. When beauty arrives we must stop – freeze almost – to witness and then let it be. It’s as if the memory we carry from that moment becomes the desired tangibility.