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Why does the death smell so sweet?

2019-2020 | 59x59cm

Working title: “The Three-Body Problem”
I spent 2 months working on this embroidery while listening to the audiobook of the science fiction novel trilogy by the Chinese writer Liu Cixin. The work itself describes coping with one’s own mortality, but I will forever associate it with topics such as the death of civilization and the end of the universe. How does one think of own death, when civilization is facing extinction, when the end is not anymore a postponed abstract concept left to the future generations?