The Savannah Series comprises three large-scale installation-like sculptures made from hand-built ceramic blossoms and found animal bone. In this series I aim to find comfort and beauty in death, in order to further appreciate life. The series acknowledges the reality of physical death, but expands on the belief that we exist past the lives of our physical being. It illustrates mortality and the process of facing the fear of death of oneself and of our loved ones, by understanding that the end of life is only physical and that energy of life never truly ceases to exist. Where I use bone to symbolize mortality, I often use flowers to represent the beauty and comfort in life and the continuation of spirit and energy thereafter. Rather than constantly fearing loss, I choose to celebrate and express gratitude for life experienced and life to come. My goal is to share this life-changing interpretation of death with others.
- Art form: Installation
- Medium: Animal Bones and Ceramics
- Year created: 2019