Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Memento Mori

This is my interpretation of the classic idea of the Memento Mori, or, a reminder of one's temporal and fleeting existence on this mortal coil. The drawings are meant to invoke feeling representative of each stage of one's earthly experience: the growth and change we assume as we move through Life; the release from the mortal husk of one's body at the point of Death; and the inevitable rotting and decay of one's body, facilitated unremittingly by Time.

Conceived as a triptych, this piece is a way of reconnecting with classical themes and values in art, concepts that I feel aren't touched upon as frequently in contemporary art.

All pieces 22"x28" chalk pastel on black paper

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