A reminder that death comes to us all, this work depicts a crying skull with the words ‘love’ and ‘hate’ written in each eye socket. A whimsical crown is juxtaposed with a vibrant red rose, perhaps indicating past glories and tribulations. The slogan ‘memento mori’ (remember that you will die) is often used in art to convey the impermanence of human existence and it calls us to live with awareness of our own mortality. A stoical comment on the fact that death is, indeed, part of life, no matter how heartwrenching that thought may be.
ORIGINAL PAINTING FOR SELL