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Alex Seton Eternally yours

Molong marble, spray lacquer

95 x 71 x 68 cm

The words ‘eternally yours’ were handwritten by my terminally ill friend Elizabeth Caplice, battling cancer at the age of 32. Liz was to spray the text in person, but took a turn for the worse that confined her to bed. Defacing this traditional vanitas is an act of defiance and a tribute to her eloquence and courage.

Elizabeth died at 1.35am on 12 July 2016. She had her parents and closest friends at her side.

- Alex Seton, 2016