The Reclamation is an art series exploring the decomposition of human bodies and the nutrient cycle. Each piece represents a phase of decomposition, from death to dust, and ways nature reclaims our bodies to foster life.
For most, this topic is unsettling and uncomfortable. I use science to shed light on the importance and complexity of decomposition, and a creative lens to help beautify the subject and engage viewers who might otherwise look away.
By highlighting how life is facilitated by death, I’m hoping we can learn that what we see as an end is actually teeming with potential.
WANT TO OWN A PIECE OF THE RECLAMATION?
Apply to be a Steward!
I'm looking for loving forever homes for my passion project. Until March 31st, 2020, I am accepting offers for cash, or trade in goods or services, in exchange for ownership of a piece of The Reclamation. I want this art to be available to collectors who genuinely cherish this work but who may not be able to compensate me traditionally. At the end of the application period, I will select offers based on value of compensation and enthusiasm for the work.
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants MUST pick up the work IN PERSON, in or near Seattle, WA or Portland, OR. These pieces can not be shipped. No exceptions.
In order to apply, fill out the form below. Be sure to include a detailed offer of cash or trade compensation, as well as briefly describe why you would like to own a piece of The Reclamation. Applications missing information will not be considered.
Phase I: Death, Phase 2: Livor & Rigor, Phase 3: Putrefation, Phase 4: Bloat, Phase 5: Purge, Phase 7: Dust