Preserve

The Lament/Preserve pieces are full of detail. The dictio­nary defines embalm­ing as a treat­ment to prevent decay, as protec­tion from obliv­ion, and as impart­ing fragrance. These pieces take their impulse from all three mean­ings. Bees wax, frank­in­cense, myrrh, with compound spices like Egyptian Kyphi that asso­ci­ated with sacred rites and burial are dripped liber­ally over graphite drawing.