Metamorphosis, 2019 - Serving the People
Metamorphosis, 2019 - Serving the People

Metamorphosis, 2019

Piper Olivas
Photograph printed on canvas
56 x 44
142 x 111
California College of the Arts

The Body is the Heaviest Burden’ explores themes of aging and growth through semi abstract works with an emphasis on the female form. The dichotomy between life and death, and the looming anxiety surrounding the progression of time and loss of youth, are investigated in relation to Western culture. How does the body exist as it ages, and how do we come to terms with the inevitable process of getting old? Textural mixed media works utilizing elements of photography, painting, ceramic and found objects traverse these ideas and are an ode to metamorphosis and the capacity of the human body.

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