lately, i've been obsessed with the ideas of life / death & the afterlife. our remains, what we leave behind, how we survive, and most importantly, how to be present today, here, now. when i stumbled across the work of min jeong so, I felt instantly repelled & fascinated. the heads of the roses are immersed in fluid within medical IV bags while their stems & leaves are dried. this sort of half life resonates with me, a kind of prolonged beauty that exists briefly before it's fragile life dries up. the ceramic bird casts were created by coating found dead birds with layers of ceramic. once fired in a kiln, the natural bodies of the birds burn away, leaving a kind of death mask or tomb shroud. equally as mesmerizing. lastly are the bloody glass slippers: who can resist dark twists on olde tales? all of these objects appear to be dark vessels of beauty, love & death, all created with the skilled hand of an enchantress.