From Dust to Dust

From Dust to Dust is a moving image artwork by Michelle Poonawalla. The piece is part of the Stop Motion collection, which reflects on the qualities of the stop-motion animation technique, with its laborious, contemplative precision.

From Dust to Dust is inspired by the phrase ‘ashes to ashes, dust to dust’.

"We must always remember to be humble and know that one day everything will come to an end. The thought that we are born from dust with nothing, and one day we will return to dust with nothing. - Michelle Poonawalla

The single rose disintegration beautifully captures this concept. Carefully rendered using the time consuming and meditative stop motion technique, the work encompasses both transience and decomposition, and determined growth and construction.


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