The crux of life is that there is eventually an end. Every living being will at some point decay, but we as individuals react to death in different ways. Some face the reality head-on, accepting death as part of life. While others fear or deny it altogether, afraid of what follows one’s last breath. Perhaps it is consoling to remember that it is part of nature, death allows new life to take place, such as fungus sprouting from dead trees. The Oleander flower, though deadly in all of its parts, remains as a beautiful aspect in nature. It serves as a symbol for the inevitable end by showing us both the beauty and fear that comes with our fleeting life, and by eliminating the reality of one take away the breathtakingly majestic nature of the other.
This exhibition features work from KCAD students in the Sculpture and Functional Art Professional Practices course.
Images of works in progress, courtesy of exhibiting students.