Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Courtney
Senior Thesis Work
Everything in our lives is only temporary and these moments, though fleeting, are sacred. I find this reality to be both romantic and tragic. Through my work I have been able to explore these elements of the romantic and tragic duality that exists as a parallel to the duality of life and death. In this body of work I am using moments, moments that I wish to immortalize and hold on to but will always be a decaying memory.
Through my enameling process, I have found a way to bring a fragile and decaying aesthetic that once applied to perishable forms immortalizes them in a moment of death. I use perishable forms such as flowers and fruits because they symbolize love, life, and inevitable death of both.