This ashes vessel, commissioned as a celebration to a man whose life’s work helped change the lives of many struggling with addiction, was inspired by the interconnectedness between death and life, a beginning, a middle and an ending, a child, an adult and an aging man. This is mirrored in the spiral, the vortex and the breath, all moving in both directions at the same time, inwards and outwards. Continual movement, continual change.
And this is life and death, ashes holding new life.
The ashes vessel is to hang by request. And it shall hang by imperfect knotted and chaotic circles, each ascending as fingers to a hand into an arm into a shoulder into the warm curve of the neck, the head, the top and up and back into the beyond. Outwards and inwards once again.