The Never Ending Funeral is a concept that is the metaphysical exploration of life through love and loss, in real time. The idea of coming into contact with many people, who can affect you in a physical, mental or spiritual state, in which all take life in your world and the relinquishing or repeated disposal of these people.
Showcased by the women in the exhibit, the constant removal of them was a killing of sorts for these forces in the lover’s life. Being in this vortex of nothingness, unable to connect, the scorn lover was subject to what felt like constant death, or a never ending funeral. All of these things, or women, were very unique in their own right, but the numbness of the lover grouped them all into the space because they were a constant reminder of his tumultuous past. Pursuing the possibility of being with these women was in many ways, a certainty of reliving horrible experiences and having to kill off these energies once he was triggered.
Done in collaboration with fellow Philadelphia artist, Michael Robinson, the project showcases the effect on the psyche of the tormented lover, through the images you see in the background. It's to give the viewer a sense of what it feels to look through the eyes of the devil. Or what the lover refers to himself as, the Delicate Devil, figuratively and literally.
*All pictures were taken during the Philadelphia stop of the Exits Exist. tour, by Michael Robinson.*