Gurecka uses an array of materials that host his ideas of transience, reflection, and transcendental states. The materials used evoke a historical permanence in the way that they are are controlled and manipulated. Jephs' use of casting and mold making combines plastic and organic materials to ground the world of illusion to the physical. The work exists to reflect on the absurdity of the moment, the preciousness of the past and the impermanence of the world.
Symbolism throughout the ages have illustrated the superstitions and desires of a society. Development of cultures have grown with these beliefs that have been about desire, necessity and fear. Family and civil life was completely dependent upon these beliefs for progress and a homogeneous people.
In the modern world traditional symbolism and superstition have become pop-ritual kitsch, far removed from their original intentions. It is far easier today to live without a social/religious need for these old motifs and myths, but how is it improving upon modern culture?