Right after death, we become abstract concepts that are mere reflections of who we physically used to be. We are reduced to fragments of memories in the minds of our loved ones, pieced together to form seemingly complete but actually incoherent and fragmentary images of our living selves.
This piece is an exploration of the brink between life and death, and how we would be perceived after which. The figure (modelled after myself) seems to be on the verge of drowning. The dichotomy between life and death is represented by the physical body on the bottom half of the painting and her fragmented reflections on the top half. The very brink between the two is distinct yet blurred, a concept which I am still earnestly exploring today. This is yet another piece in my series of explorations of this profound yet immensely intriguing concept.