This section will launch in 2021.
This section will be home to the work of artist Selva Aparicio. We’ll offer a selection of handmade urns and memorials to honor a passing loved one. Memento also offers the purchase of commissioning an artwork that memorializes an extraordinary life event such as a wedding.
Selva Aparicio is an interdisciplinary artist working across installation, sculpture, and performance to create artwork that digs deeper into ideas of memory, death, intimacy and mourning. Born and raised in the woods just outside Barcelona, Spain, she found solace in nature from a young age and cultivated a profound interest in life and death as inspired by the natural world around her. She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2015 and her MFA in sculpture from Yale University in 2017. Working with nature's efimera, including cicada wings, lettuce leaves, oyster shells and human cadavers, her praxis is an extended death ritual which foregrounds a particular reverence for the deceased and discarded. Aparicio's keen perception of the meanings imbued in these materials and the rituals informing their sentimentality lends a unique perspective to her practice and allows her to present their reimagined forms not as entombments but rather as moments that capture both the donor's and the artist's labor to hold space and time for viewers to reckon with life, death, and human objecthood. Read more at selvaparicio.com
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