The Japanese phrase 'Mono no aware' describes beauty as an awareness of the transience of all things, and a gentle sadness at their passing. Using a scanner, I have recorded ephemeral objects at the limbo stage, between death and decomposition. This moment, frozen in time, eternally preserved for the viewer to behold. The process of shrouding in plastic, then laying objects on a bed of light in a final act of preservation becomes a ritualistic exercise. The wrapping of the objects works as a visual metaphor depicting this moment of preservation. The bold use of negative space within the image represented by the encroaching darkness, portrays the inevitable end of this cycle, finally resulting in a gentle disappearance into nothingness.
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