1913 Remembered

1913 Remembered
Still life inspired by finding a 1913 handwritten journal in a Berlin second hand bookstore and some apples found rotting on a cut down branch near an old disused railway track.

1913 is responds to a memento mori /vanitas composition.

Remembering one year before the Great War. The skull represents the certainty of death and the rotten fruit of decay. The extinguished candle and the watch (19:13 p.m.) reminds us of the brevity of life. The fallen glass represents the uselessness of worldly pleasures. The the two dying roses entwined in a heart portray a lost love. All is not quite gloom however, the green ivy provides a glimmer of hope for new opportunities and life as in resurrection and salvation.

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