Empty Nest: A Memento Mori

Empty Nest: A Memento Mori (click for larger)

Jennifer A. Reis
Empty Nest (A Memento Mori), 2005
Hand-worked embellished textile assemblage
20 x 12″
$900.00

 

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This work was inspired by a number of influences/ideas: Masaccio’s Holy Trinity, the tradition of Italian Memento Moris (a reminder of death), and my personal thoughts about the cycle of life especially as a female sans children. The border fabric is from my friend Nancy – it’s skulls depicted in a great “dollie” motif. The plastic fruit are my favorite part of the piece; cut-up bracelets from a wonderful store in Columbus, Ohio, called the Yankee Trader. It’s on High Street, between OSU and downtown. Check it out, you won’t be disappointed!!

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Detail 1 (click for larger)

Detail 1 (click for larger)

Memento Mori Detail 2 (click for larger)

Memento Mori Detail 2 (click for larger)

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