Funeral Portrait Mirror


DISCIPLINES
Artwork

COMPLETED IN
2019

FEATURED IN
Straitstimes.com



Funeral Portrait Mirror is a gold beveled framed mirror bounded by white floral ornamentation resembling that of funeral portraits. The act of looking at oneself in the mirror is akin to attending one’s own funeral, an uncanny experience of the self.





SYNOPSIS

Death is a topic that is relevant to us all, and yet it remains a taboo to talk about. In Singapore, many would go to great lengths to avoid confronting this fact of life. Some even resort to anti-aging creams, hormonal therapies, and longevity supplements as antidotes to death - a result of our deep-rooted ‘kiasi-ism’, a colloquial Hokkien term which means ‘fear of death’.

A wall piece that elicits both momentary shock and reflection, Funeral Portrait Mirror serves as a solemn reminder of our temporal existence, re-orientating one’s attitude towards life.


Acrylic plane mirror, wooden frame, artificial flowers on foam
40.0 x 47.5 x 3.5 (cm)
All work © Zeharn&Zeherng