I had the idea of approaching the subject of suicide from an awareness point of view, rather than looking directly at the act itself. I did not want the images to be cliche or too obvious, so I started to research groups for suicide awareness, looking for a way to approach the subject, and I came across two symbols that are used to represent suicide survival and awareness. One was the semi-colon, and the other infinity-colon. I chose to make the infinity-colon symbol out of things that people use when they decide to end their life and place them in locations the people would go to. The symbol represents survival; your story is NEVER over! Keep Fighting, Breathing, Living, Loving. It is used for supporting people dealing with depression, anxiety, self-harm, and other forms of mental illness. A semicolon represents a sentence the author could have ended but chose not to. That author is you, and the sentence is your life. It is a simple sign of hope and continuation, an affirmation that we have the power to move forward. The title of my work is Infinite Reasons. I chose the title because of the symbol I used and the fact that, as well as there being infinite reasons that someone chooses to end their life, there are infinite reasons they can choose to carry on.
"It does not matter how long it takes you to get there, the important thing is, you can say, "I'm still here." I could have chosen to end my sentence; but instead, I chose to carry on." (Morris Jones 2020)

Curators and Artists

  • Conceptual
  • landscape
  • isolation