The Immortal Body
Oil on Canvas
As though coffins, a pair of shoes contain two resting faces. While the faces are surrounded by instruments of professional life—lipstick, wallets, HDMI connectors, ink pens, and book—the loafers are overtaken by nature: brambles wrap around and constrict their wrinkled tips, while vines and a yellow butterfly creep around a sole. Song draws attention to the inevitable fate of bodies, corporate or otherwise; regardless of professional accomplishments and social status, bodies return to the earth, to be consumed as part of nature’s eternal and universal matter.