These pictures recite the story of her life. She lived rich and wealthy but never had children. In the latest years she donated all her fortune and after everything was given somewhere, there were only these pictures left. The last invaluable piece of property before the end.
How much is left to someone before death?
Fortune spreads, so I guess it’s just the memories that stay with you until your last days. Have it in mind while living. After death, how much is left? And for those left behind how long do they want to remember? How long will they keep the light on before they switch it off?
No matter how badly you want it, you can’t keep it forever, eventually, it will burn out. You have to let go.
Dimensions: 195cm x 115cm x 10cm
Year of creation: 2017
Main materials that constitute this piece: pine wood, crystal glass, plexiglass, led lights, vintage photographs and acrylic paints.
The title labels and the corresponding certification box are lead casted and embedded in liquid glass.
The frame is made from Swiss pine and crystal glass protection.
The handle of certification box is made from dental alloy casting and a real human wisdom tooth (extracted for orthodontic reasons and autoclave sterilized after)
All other teeth structures on certification box are made from artificial teeth on dental alloy castings
Custom handmade leather and cork cases for authentication documents
The signature label on the artwork is a lead inlay in wood and the one on the certification box is a dental amalgam inlay in wood
Certification documents are printed out in Hahnemühle fine art paper 100% cotton 310gsm and wax sealed.
Dimensions and weight of certification box: 48cm x 51cm x 9cm and 7,5kg