Spiritus Mortem is a 16ft tall steel pentagon pyramid skinned with expanded metal and wrapped in the detritus of the desert.
"Ay, but to die, and go we know not where;
To lie in cold obstruction and to rot;
This sensible warm motion to become
A kneaded clod; and the delighted spirit
To bathe in fiery floods, or to reside
In thrilling region of thick-ribbed ice;
To be imprison’d in the viewless winds,
And blown with restless violence round about
The pendent world; or to be worse than worst
Of those that lawless and incertain thought
Imagine howling: ’tis too horrible!
The weariest and most loathed worldly life
That age, ache, penury and imprisonment
Can lay on nature is a paradise
To what we fear of death."
- William Shakespeare
Lead Artists: Jessi Sprocket Janusee, Carina Silver Coon & Eric Brooks
Crew: Ernie Brower, Micah Turner, Scott Fraliegh, Christian Breeden, Carina Silver Coon, Courtney Hutton, Emmanuel Quezada, Eric Brooks, Shawn Miles Carney, Safety Sally.
Spiritus Mortem is an art installation originally created for Reno Sculpture Festival 2015. Mortem is a 16ft tall steel pentamid covered in desert detritus