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Photograph on paper

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Last year during lock down I became enamoured with Dutch still life, Vanitas and Memento Mori sentiments. I dreamt of creating my own ridiculously oversized floral ode to Dutch still life. All the beautiful blooms in this picture are from the fabulous Castlemaine Floristry. As well as rich florals, this artwork is thick with Vanitas-style meaning. Birds in still life represent the resurrection of the soul after death. The skull of course is a reminder of our mortality, and the crown - well you can't take it with you! The unlit candle marks the passing of time, the snails remind us to slow down. Large shells symbolise lust and beauty, therefore hinting at lust as a sin and the power of temptation. Also a sign of death and frailty, as shells were often once homes for a living animal. What else can you read into the image?

This still life was photographed in my studio. The king parrot was photographed in Trentham, and the little insects were photographed in various locations.

Printed by a master printer, this piece is a talking point for any home.

This artwork has been produced in the following sizes in small batch, limited editions.

42x50cm - Edition of 40
63x70cm - Edition of 25
90x80cm - Edition of 3 + 2AP (1 AP left)
100x89cm - Edition of 4 + 1AP
110x99cm - Edition of 3 + 1AP (SOLD OUT)

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Fine art Photograph; Archival inks on 310gsm coated rag paper.

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Lauren Starr

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