Raven Collins, artist
Lauren Rice, faculty advisor
Quite often, my work uses perceptions of time as an encompassing quality or focus. The three tenses have found their place in my work recurrently. This piece in particular, is based on the notion of a demoralizing future. The physical decay is only a small part. Regardless of my pessimistic roots, I feel the descending darkness of the human condition is nothing if not apparent. This take comes from the ever-growing presence of idealized impossibilities paired with the depreciation of human value, interaction, and understanding. I see the importance at which we hold others withering, as well as the time we genuinely share. At this state, I only question the brightness of humanity’s future and the inevitability of its path.