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Mourning Diary by Wendy Tai

Mourning Diary

Artist: Wendy Tai '11
Medium: installation/sculpture: glass, aluminum, dye, water, daylight
Dimensions: 5' x 5' x 7'

"The sculptures in this gallery address the transience of life and death. They are based on the experience of taking care of my mother before she passed away. Each sculpture can be shown independently or together as a larger installation. After completing the pieces, I came across a book called ‘Mourning Diary' by Roland Barthes. I felt an affinity towards his text-Barthes was putting in words what I was trying to express visually. I decided to use excerpts from his book as titles for the pieces."