Cast/Blown/Pate De Verre Glass/ Mirror/Neon/Mixed Media
Existing between sculpture, architecture, painting and object, ‘Inverted Vanitas’ consists of three highly embellished cast glass frames that recess into a wall.
The notion than a frame can be the only three-dimensional part of a painting is reversed. Ambient neon lighting draws in the viewer’s gaze to the central frame within the triptych, containing still life objects in the round.
Alluding to the remains of an elaborate dining experience that one would see in a Dutch-Flemish still-life painting, 'Inverted Vanitas', entwines the rich meaning and metaphor of the pomegranate. Its mirrored flesh aims to capture the reflection of its viewer, accentuating its association to vanity and desire, while reminding us of our own fleeting mortality.