“Bone Decor” was a new piece that was created with the Chillin Productions art show in mind. It is more of a decorative, non-narrative piece with a collage of different elements–bones, flowers and a snake skeleton. The shape of the piece mimics that of the human anatomy, with the ribcage and colorbone. I want the viewer to appreciate the beauty of the organic osteological forms and not get distracted by the horrific notion of death. The lily flowers were incorporated to compliment the theme.
“Momento Mori” is Latin for “Remember Death”, which speaks of the transient nature of objects and one’s mortality. I wanted to create a world which celebrates positivity and beauty in all forms, where memories of love exists beyond the confines of time. The original artwork was created with ink, graphite, some of my own photography, and a touch of digital coloring. PRINT AVAILABLE HERE
Here are some concept sketches for “Momento Mori”. I wanted to infuse some steampunk elements, but after the rough sketch, decided to add some roses to soften up the image. I’m pretty pleased with how this piece came out as it exhibits an emotional narrative.
“Enduring Hope” is a skeletal homage to Mother Nature and is inspired by Tim Burton’s “Corpse Bride” and the upcoming Day of the Dead. In today’s pop culture, images of skeletons don’t hold the same horror and disdain as it has in the past and I wanted to explore that concept–where death is an integral part of life and there’s always beauty in the most mundane or misunderstood subjects. This piece was created with pen/ink and incorporates some of my photographic textures and backgrounds.