"This is Goodbye"
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.
Urethane rigid foam
Extruded polystyrene rigid foam