The Relentless Memorial    Mylar, aluminum, nylon, oil paint, magnets. 12' x 12' x 9'. 2016.  This installation is a response to the psychological need to grieve the deaths we are witnessing, and in so doing, acknowledging our ambivalence during this very unstable time. Symbolized by white mourning doves (released at funerals and memorial services) and manic blackberry brambles (an invasive species), this installation becomes a place of mourning, reflection, and rest. It allows for the safe self-refelection of our  personal participation and contribution  to both positive and negative aspects of our rapidly changing, collapsing world.  The instalation is made of petroleum products, intentially pointing at our dependence on this ubiquitous material, as well as its critical implication into the onset of what is being called the Anthropocene Age.  To read my thesis, please visit the "words" page on this website. 

The Relentless Memorial

Mylar, aluminum, nylon, oil paint, magnets. 12' x 12' x 9'. 2016.

This installation is a response to the psychological need to grieve the deaths we are witnessing, and in so doing, acknowledging our ambivalence during this very unstable time. Symbolized by white mourning doves (released at funerals and memorial services) and manic blackberry brambles (an invasive species), this installation becomes a place of mourning, reflection, and rest. It allows for the safe self-refelection of our personal participation and contribution to both positive and negative aspects of our rapidly changing, collapsing world.

The instalation is made of petroleum products, intentially pointing at our dependence on this ubiquitous material, as well as its critical implication into the onset of what is being called the Anthropocene Age.

To read my thesis, please visit the "words" page on this website. 

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  The Relentless Memorial   Installation view, front door

The Relentless Memorial

Installation view, front door

  The Relentless Memorial   Installation view, inside panel showing reflections and shadows.

The Relentless Memorial

Installation view, inside panel showing reflections and shadows.

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  The Relentless Memorial   Installation view, inside panel shadows cast on concrete floor.

The Relentless Memorial

Installation view, inside panel shadows cast on concrete floor.

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 One of many white doves in the installation, painted on mylar, cut apart with an exacto knife. 

One of many white doves in the installation, painted on mylar, cut apart with an exacto knife. 

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 Image showing the migration of the flock of white doves.

Image showing the migration of the flock of white doves.

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