The Dying We Lived Through depicts the aftermath of a relationship. Much like seeing an abandoned room, the viewer wonders what has happened here in this scene? Has he left her? Has she left him? Are they both mourning a loved one that has left them both after dying? Have they been rendered hopeless by such a significant loss? The abandoned objects evoke the emptiness of loss. Worn work boots sit empty on the floor so long that they are filled with the salt that covers the floor like sand. Delicate slips flow onto the floor, unworn, yet animated. Cups and plates are filled with dirt. Daily life can seems pointless, food tastes like dirt, and the salt of tears stings our wounds and fills our shoes.
- Art form: 3-D
- Medium: mixed media installation
- Year created: 2012