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“Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven

                                 which is inspired by the smell of carrion”                                                    installation

                                                                                             - Edgar Allan Poe








                                                                                                                               This installation started from a place of personal uncertainty, fear, a feeling of futures
                                                                                                                               and passions lost, and ultimately a feeling of complete disengagement with life around

                                                                                                                               me. The premise for this exhibition was working through and exploring concepts of

                                                                                                                               disease, life, afterlife, time and future time as a reaction to personal health issues

                                                                                                                               and trauma.



                                                                                                                                              This body of work is an imagining of a future wasteland.

                                                                                                                                            A future that has been pushed so far that the very humanity

                                                                                                                                                         has become distorted in the process






                                                                                                                               I began looking at ideas of health, the physical body, and death. Through trauma in my

                                                                                                                               family and my own health no longer being guaranteed, I was forced to grapple with the                         installation

                                                                                                                               reality of my own mortality. This led me on an exploration of concepts of the soul; how
                                                                                                                               mythologically birds often played roles in dealing with the soul or in death and creation.

                                                                                                                               The bird being a harbinger for the soul.







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