And the rest is rust and stardust.
- Vladimir Nabokov
photograph by: Frankie Orozco, 2020, www.instagram.com/losangelesdeftone
The vast majority of her artwork is memento mori (meaning remember you must die). She is drawn to creating macabre imagery because of its universality. Life has meaning because of its terminal elegance. Entropy and death is both what links all life together and tears it apart. In her artwork the cadaverous represents a connection to something larger, like staring up at the stars at night. The imagery is meant to evoke that sense of being small and large at the same time. Her artwork is a reminder of the dust that we came from and will eventually return to. It is a love letter to the rust and stardust in all of us.
Hope Ezcurra is a self taught artist, part time nihilist, and all around lover of art.
Long Beach, CA, US
Saturday, October 3rd, 2020-Saturday, November 7th, 2020
The Hive- 729 S. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90014