Chrysalis

Chrysalis and film; gallery view
Chrysalis and film; gallery view

Steel, cheesecloth, glycerin soap, thread, paper, charcoal, ink, collaborative film 7.5ft x4.5ft x4.5ft 2016

Chrysalis
Chrysalis
Chrysalis close-up
Chrysalis close-up
Chrysalis and sitter
Chrysalis and sitter
Chrysalis and sitters
Chrysalis and sitters

© Mo Petkov Photography

Chrysalis close-up
Chrysalis close-up

          Anxiety about remembered trauma leads one to obsess over memories and project them into the future, which creates the appearance that one’s life is comprised of little beyond these memories. Thus one freezes into a post-traumatic state. Chrysalis explores and exemplifies stagnation at the intersection of anxiety and memory. Stagnation is presented as a gestation period or a pause, and not an end.