“Post-Mortem Portraits” is an exploration of life, death, and memory. By curating artifacts from a deceased person’s estate and assembling them into a single image, I create a unique and intimate portrayal of the person’s life and legacy. Each portrait tells a story, capturing the essence of the person through the objects they left behind.
“Post-Mortem Portraits” challenges the traditional notion of portraiture, which typically captures a living person at a specific moment in time. Instead, these portraits offer a glimpse into a person’s life beyond their physical existence. The objects curated in the portraits serve as a tangible connection to the person.
For me, this work raises important questions about how we remember and honor the dead, and how we preserve their memory for future generations. It challenges us to consider the ways in which we remember and celebrate the lives of our loved ones, and the importance of cherishing their legacies.
“Post-Mortem Portraits” serve as a reminder of the fragility of life and the importance of preserving the memories of those who have passed. My goal with these portraits is to create a unique and meaningful way to honor the lives of the departed and keep their legacies alive.