Portrait of A Death
This body of work is a visual expression of grief and represents a multifaceted response to loss. We have the desire to preserve memories while at the same time casting off the overwhelming horror of unexpected loss. Grasping for an acceptance of death in the face of anger, denial, and guilt, we often use ritual as a means to honor the dead and reflect on the loss of the future with our loved one. Death reminds us of passing time, and the days, weeks, and years after death become milestones that the living measure their lives by. These works serve as both memorials to the deceased and as objects of meditation to the viewer.