To err is to be human, yet we go to great pains to prove ourselves otherwise. Any piece of art is a summation of our triumphs and failures made along the way.
Our memories are decaying synaptic snapshots — unreliable narrators of our past. They’re fragile things, susceptible to influence from others, misshapen from our biases, and prey to time’s tendency to distort and refract them.
Floral motifs often appear in my work but have never been the sole subject matter. “The Killing Jar” explores their inherent symbolism in a still-life context, specifically their use as a motif in vanitas paintings.