From Umm Matthew 2019
18 x 36"
acrylic on metal with snow visibly absent and invisibly present

Several years ago, my partner Emily and I visited the parents of a childhood friend of hers, Matthew, who was gay and had committed suicide. As we were in their backyard, I noticed a series of metal panels leaning up against a shack. "Umm Matthew" said that he was an artist and was planning on doing something with them, she didn't know what. Emily mentioned that I was doing art and "Umm Matthew" insisted that I take the panels and do something with them. One of these panels is so far the best example of both the "breakup" pattern of "Ago" and other pieces with actual individual snowflakes preserved.