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 (Latin meaning remember you must die). She is drawn to creating macabre imagery because of its universality. Her artwork speaks to the terminal elegance of life and the fragility of nature. 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, the sublime. Her artwork is a reminder that we are of the earth and to the earth we will eventually return. 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
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