Thoughts on the Frailty of Life #2 - Framed

Paintings

Finalist

Scraperboard, 61cm x 51cm

Inspired by Dante’s Vita Nuova, this work utilises medieval symbols and motifs to reflect on the fragility of life. Here the peacock (symbol of immortality) is set above the skeletonised remains of a baby blackbird and surrounded by text and nature-based ornamentation in emulation of an illuminated manuscript folio. 

by Maureen Prichard