Return to Life
Title: Return to Life
Description: Thread, Chine Colle, Monotype
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.