Courtney Klimowicz
Installation Shot He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not - A Still LifeTill Death Do Us Part - A Still Life Baby Be Mine - A Still Life A Pair of Pears Plate "With a Cherry on Top" Plate "I Want Those Grapes" Plate Picnic Plate Mourning Love Boutonniere Unifying Love Boutonniere Passionate Love Boutonniere Infatuation Boutonniere Friendship Boutonniere Bouquet (Close Up)Bouquet
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Courtney
Senior Thesis Work

Everything in our lives is only temporary and these moments, though fleeting, are sacred. I find this reality to be both romantic and tragic. Through my work I have been able to explore these elements of the romantic and tragic duality that exists as a parallel to the duality of life and death. In this body of work I am using moments, moments that I wish to immortalize and hold on to but will always be a decaying memory.
Through my enameling process, I have found a way to bring a fragile and decaying aesthetic that once applied to perishable forms immortalizes them in a moment of death. I use perishable forms such as flowers and fruits because they symbolize love, life, and inevitable death of both.