LIKE SANDS THROUGH THE HOURGLASS, SO ARE THE DAYS OF MY LIFE

JUSTINE MARTIN

$3,500.00
MATERIAL
Mixed Media

DIMENSIONS
Height: 150cm
Width: 100cm

DESCRIPTION
This piece represents my life, all that is wrong, major things that impacted my life and the people in it. It has my date of birth and name on the plaque, but not my day of death.
I am trapped in the hourglass which represents me being trapped in my body with my disabilities. Also, trying to keep my personal space and stay healthy.
I am naked as that's how we enter and leave this world, naked, raw and exposed.
I am a life drawing model. This process changed the way how I feel about my external shell. I now love my body despite any flaws inside or out. I am happy with me.
I am trying to slow down the sand with my hands, to stop things that are still affecting my life. By me bracing myself I'm preparing for what my future will hold. I have less than a third of the sand remaining as it is expected that I will have a less life expectancy than my peers.
The sand is still falling on me despite my efforts in trying to block it, as we can't stop time, or stop illness. By turning the hourglass over, doesn't allow us to repeat our life but to start a new life when we are reincarnated.
The title of this piece is a spin on a TV show that I regularly watched with my Nanna when my life was simple, innocent and my body was healthy.

Opens
Thursday, 08 August 2019

Ends
Friday, 30 August 2019

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