The (de)composition series, which this piece is a part of, expresses my desire to reflect on and find beauty in the return of the physical human body to the earth upon death.
Using an unfired life-size ceramic cast of the human body, (de)composition: woman is a visual representation of the gradual breakdown of the human form. This time-based kinetic sculpture creates an opportunity where one can come back at different stages of the exhibition to see the transformation of the piece. Over the course of the exhibition, the clay figure will be exposed to the elements so water will continually be introduced (through rain) which will then dry out. As the female figure gradually breaks down, feelings and ideas relating to the loss of youth, beauty, and one’s mortality will arise.