"The ultimate paradox is that man yearns to stand separate from nature while having his feet firmly rooted to the ground. The quest for the infinite has given birth to the idea that we have emancipated ourselves from the constraints of the natural process. However, the departure from the natural world is, and will forever be in vain. We are part of nature and within its laws. The way of life is also the way of decay. Beauty is found in the fleeting and finite moments that hold it all." -- Mathieu Padilla, #visualartist . 📷 @villanuevapau (Mathieu's work is still up for viewing as part of In/Separable, Vetro's ongoing #exhibit.