Exhibition Dates: 1 January – 3 February 2007

Happy Ending is a simple, curved arch, granite gravestone absent of text, epitaph or dates. Chiseled into the headstone is a universal uncomplicated face, just two eyes and a smile. With a face, a personality and a smile, the bereavement and finality attached to a gravestone can flip joyously into the territory of serious humour and dark playfulness. The intentional naivety of the contented face communicates the last gesture of a simpleton. Content, because the simple soul knows that this moment and this life are never to be repeated again in all of eternity. In the face of it all, arising from or sinking into the earth, good or bad, right or wrong, happy or sad is Thich Nhat Hahn’s mindfulness mantra present moment, wonderful moment. Happy Ending says hello and goodbye to THIS moment and THIS life.

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Nell Happy Ending, 2006; noble black granite; 90 x 70 x 20 cm; enquire
Happy Ending, 2006
noble black granite
90 x 70 x 20 cm