'CLEAN UP THE DEAD YOU LEAVE BEHIND' IS A CONTINUATION OF A SERIES OF SELF-PORTRAITS AFTER LOCKDOWNS IN 2020-2021.
THE DRAWING DEPICTS AN INTERPRETATION OF 'NECROPHORESIS': "a sanitation behaviour found in social insects (...) in which they carry away the dead bodies of members of their colony from the nest or hive area. (...) While the stricts definition of necrophoresis deals with the removal of dead nestmates only, others have extended it to the removal of corpses that include non-nestmates and even alien species. The adaptive value of the behaviour is that it acts as a sanitary measure to prevent disease or infection from spreading throughout the colony."
'Clean Up the Dead You Leave Behind' is A FUNERAL FOR ALL VERSIONS OF MYSELF AND OTHERS I ABANDONED OVER THE YEARS. IT'S THE REALIZATION THAT LEAVING IS A VERB.