“John Berger describes tenderness as ‘a free act, a gratuitous act...a choice,’ and in this way a 'defiant act,’” says Beson. “I am of the position that the objects we create resonate both through the sensual field of our everyday life and the poetic depth of our experience and memory. I feel a deep sense of responsibility about what I make and how it affects the world. This focus on the act of tenderness—with materials, to others and to myself—has guided me in this new process.”

“Tenderness is a choice,” Beson says. “How empowering, in our everyday, in whatever we do, and whatever we make, we can choose to be tender and let this be the force we radiate into the world.”

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