Vanitas

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Vanitas

Sculpture
Dimensions:
8.00" H x 12.00" W x 13.00" D
Medium:
Bronze
Year Completed:
2011
Subject(s):
Floral, Insect, Amphibian
Original for Sale:
Original Available
Available as Ltd Edition:
No
Artist will donate 30% to Butterfly Conservation from sale of this work.
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$1,700 USD

This piece is a collection of life forms that are all very temporary in nature, either in lifespan or in their stages of transition. The flower, of no specific species, has found a way to thrive among the rocks in a small patch of soil, and has become a gathering place for other life. The life of the Madagascar Comet Moth is so short it does not have a digestive system or mouth. The Red Eft on the base only appears this way for a short time. This appearance could be considered a traveling outfit as it takes on this coloration and pattern to travel cross-country to find a new aquatic home. The piece is supposed to represent the delicate balance of nature; the title Vanitas refers to a style of still life artwork from the 17th century that is meant to remind us of the transitory nature of life.

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