"This is Goodbye"

 

Mitchell Charbonneau

7.11.2015

Airbnb, Crown Heights, Brooklyn NY

 

As the sun set over those proverbial hills, my faint eyes watched the orange glow fade into grey mountain tops. I looked back once more, I knew nothing would ever be the same. I told myself, this is goodbye.

 

From there on out my journey started where it ended. Instead of the long road to self enlightenment, it become a frictionless track paved with a thin plastic. I caught my reflection staring back at me in the veneer; a moment of futility, failure, and complete lack of recognition fell onto me. Still, I took this road to its final end point. A cliff facing another mountain top. I glanced upward at it and smiled with the knowledge that I will never accomplish the feat of exerting my will over that nature. I turned back and headed home.

 

A process of mimeses presupposed with failure. Urethane expanding into its unnatural form. Carved, sculpted, painted, perfected, the futile task of recreating nature is realized. Flimsy, weak, brittle, bones, sticks, skin. A never ending process of healing.

 

Materials:

 

Urethane rigid foam

Extruded polystyrene rigid foam

Epoxy

Acrylic paint

Acrylic

PVC

Twine

Hides

Band-aids

Brass Grommets

 

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