Jennifer Thoreson, Photographer

In this installation, a great mass of white ashes lay on top of a twin bed.  Just before making this work, I took a course in Pueblo Pottery.  When making clay vessels, if the author finds the pot too weak and soft, volcanic ash may be added to strengthen the walls, and make the pot viable.  While the ashes represent death and passing, they also represent human strength and resolve.  The three fresh pears symbolize the Holy Trinity.  Lily of the Valley represents the purity of Christ, and the figs, the goodness and sweetness of each individual human life.