“I don’t see the skulls as images of fear or sadness. They are liberating: look at all the opportunities, all the lives you could live, how serious your life is. Then go out and make the most of it.”
Nino Sarabutra has filled the gallery floor with more than 100,000 miniature porcelain skulls and invites you to step on them. When you walk into the gallery, every step you take you will be stepping on the skulls, unavoidably. The truth is we never know which step will be our last.
Nino asked a range of people to help create the skulls - friends, family, neighbors, students, workers etc. While making them, they were asked to contemplate their life and think about what they will leave behind.
Their answers, along with answers given through the internet, will be projected on the gallery wall. Visitors can join the survey at the gallery or via www.ninosarabutra.com. (The survey will be on-line in December) They can also share answers on Facebook, Twitter or email.