Return to Life

Return to Life

Title: Return to Life
Year: 2019
Description: Thread, Chine Colle, Monoprint
Size: 16″ x 12″
Price: 950.00 (Framed)

I threaded the delicate bones of cicada over a drawing of a female to suggest the revival of her life after a tragic event. 

“The Cicada is an ancient polyvalent symbol: resounding themes are resurrection, immortality, and spiritual realization.” 

The female in the drawing looks back to reflect upon a tragic event; the car crash. I continued the thread over the car crash frames to connect the two events. The three frames are taken from a stop frame animation depicting a match box car crash I staged in Washington Square Park many years ago.  The frames depict a tragic event or are symbolic of a kind of death. 

Along with the thread and the red blood like shape, there is a warm female shadow that also connects the two events. It could be her soul that has stepped into help make the transition to return to life.