This piece causes me immediately to think of death. It is a photograph in gelatin silver print, which I feel is a very tangible piece of art because of how the chemistry of photography causes a visually exact impression of light. To me, this medium is like a permanent trapping of a moment. The subject of the photograph is also very striking to me. I first saw this image in a book of Central American cemeteries, but seeing a print in person is personally staggering. The sepia and gray tones, combined with the parallel and perpendicular lines provided by the graves themselves give a sort of austere feeling; like that of an actual funeral procession. The colors are muted but the photo still captures real life in the four burning votive candles, the seemingly posing dog in the near center, and the praying women in the background; all dynamic and alive. To me, this piece communicates how death is a sobering and serious thing, but that life continues because of its own momentum; never stagnant .