Emergent: A Lily Pad Installation by Christina Laurel is on display at the Granberry Gallery.
"The lily pad is a living entity whose roots are submerged in the earth, but whose growth propels it through water to emerge into the air above. It is a motif ripe with symbolism.
The dimensional lily pads are crafted with two different weights of Japanese shoji paper, sewn at the seams. They float above the cradled-wood panels - “water” - on whose surface are applied digital prints of an original collage, as well as lily-pad silhouette washi.