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Vanitas

Beauty and decay.
Where life and death meet in endless cycles.

A comment on modern man's evolution and environment destruction, re-interpreted and reflected in a memento mori.

Visually inspired by the classic vanitas of the Dutch/Flemish/Italian immaculate paintings, along with their impossible nature arrangements and their meticulous attention to detail.

According to the bio-philosophy of Jonas Salk "If all the insects were to disappear from the earth, within 50 years all life on earth would end. If all human beings disappeared from the earth, within 50 years all forms of life would flourish. We are the co-authors with nature of our destiny"

Renato Grome
Images from high-res digital file, set in a custom made mirror box
2012-2018 (on going series)