A Palpable Purgatory

The Egyptians believed that you die twice. Once when you take your final breath, and then again last time someone says your name. They believe your spirit lives on as long as people kept remembering you.

This project explores a state of limbo behind the idea of a third death, the physical object left behind.

One may not know who the object belonged to, but it serves as a physical reminder of someone. The last breath was taken, and their name was said for the final time, but proof of their existence remains until this physical object is demolished.

I aim to capture the final remaining physical relics of someone’s existence. I capture images of places and spaces that seem to be stuck in a state of limbo, trapped between the past and the future, the natural and the man-made, the beautiful and the grotesque.

Through this project, I hope to encourage viewers to question their own perceptions of the world around them and to consider the idea that purgatory can exist not just in the afterlife, but in our everyday lives.