School of Art and Design Alumni Exhibition 2021
Wellington B. Gray Gallery
A Time to Die explores the idea of death and the significance it holds in our lives. Every living thing on this earth, and even beyond, has a beginning and end. Yet the way that our culture views death is as if it shouldn’t ever happen; like it’s an anomaly of human life. When creating this piece, I intentionally used materials that were once alive. The wood was once a tree, the pods were once a plant, the photograph was once sharp and the people alive. Jewelry can often symbolize celebration, and A Time to Die explores the idea that death could be just as beautiful as life.