Elsa Salonen

Eighty Modest Statements About the Impossibility of Death

ash from burned fox bones, plastic, fox skull, brass bowls
2013, dimensions variable, here 400x120 cm

Fox bones were burned. With the resulting ash the artist painted images of eighty different plants on transparent plastic. In the exhibition space, the painted herbarium is shown together with the remaining fox skull and ash. 

'Eighty Modest Statements about the Impossibility of Death' ponders the circle of life.

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Project location / artist-in-residence: Künstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf, Germany
Exhibition views: Ama Gallery, Helsinki, 2013