Initiation

Sculptural work at Ourimbah incorporating plants propagated, and beds designed and planted by Morriset Hospital forensic clients and Community Environment Network, 2005. Funded by Gosford City Council with in-kind support from Gosford Quarries and Organic Matters.

Change requires transition that is expressed in the various archetypes of initiation described by Jung as submission, containment and liberation.

They all share elements of self-surrender (submission), and elements of secrecy and withdrawal based upon some sort of death (containment). This ritual has a sorrow about it that is also a kind of joy – an inward acknowledgement that a type of dying also leads to a new life (liberation).