14" x 30" x 3"
This piece utilizes commonly used funerary flowers. Upon receiving the flowers, I immediately traced them in their full-bodied liveliness. After each tracing, I created a silhouette out of metal that was hung on the wall. The flowers are set into the metal structure. As the flowers wilt- they expose their ephemeral nature and ultimately pull away from the metal backing. The metal is a permanent trace of the flower, reminding the viewer that our bodies, like the flower, are temporary.