Death is simultaneously feared, glorified and taboo. People desperately attempt to evade death, but when called upon, it, too, is constantly evasive. Catharsis is largely autobiographical, utilizing symbols consistent with vanitas and memento mori artworks to explore Kurt Vonnegut’s highly glamourized notion of gradual suicide. It’s an exploration of senescence, and our simultaneous desire to accelerate and impede it. Instead of fearing, glorifying or tabooing mortality, I’m exploring it as something you just have to live with, until can’t anymore. Then you’re free.