Exit Strategy ©Schscht


Gold leaves, Flycatcher

The flycatcher, an everyday object designed to catch insects, is transformed into a shining symbol of luxury and splendor. The choice of gold leaf as a material reinforces the contrast between temporality and eternity. Gold is often associated with eternity and wealth, but here it is applied to something that is inherently temporary: a flytrap that slowly serves its purpose and must eventually be replaced. The gold leaf flycatcher also symbolizes vanitas, or the transience of everything, including the fleeting nature of human desires for happiness and beauty. It reminds us that even our most refined searches for meaning and purpose are ultimately subject to the inexorable forces of time and change.