Suspended we see numerous enwrapped forms, reminiscent of chrysalis and cocoon. The fragility of life hanging from a thread from natural twigs and sticks. They are invaginated forms, a biologic term that pertains to the structures created as the embryo develops. This enfolding and curling, is a turning in on itself to create space, pockets and pouches, the potentially for growth. From the ceiling hang pure white forms, white, the color of death in Asian cultures, silently circling, singular within a mass….infinite individuation.
The support system which appears as branches are constructed of grouping of rachis, the central tendon or spine of deciduous compound leaves of Locust and Walnut, Tree of Heaven, and various indigenous varieties of Sumac. Ceiling supports are slivers of Japanese Knotweed, another invasive species found along man made rail trails.
In nature the chrysalis is formed from the inside out. It’s a gestational tube, a womb, a habitat, a domain of transformation and growth. I offer here the left overs, broken open. The growth has occurred, the being has left. We witness these reminders as vaults of memory, the remnants and remains.
This is a memorial to the innumerable beings who have left us during the pandemic, some known, but many more unnamed and unknown. A small sampling akin to the few who are highlighted, memorialized on a Friday Night Newshour, strategically described, enshrined in just a few moments, to ever be enshrouded within statistics and facts and the ratios of regions.