Thursday, March 20, 2008

Vanitas Vanitatum Omni Vanitas...

I just discovered the works of Amy Sarkisian and they are deeply appealing to my secret Rococo sensibilities. Something about their excess and seemingly rock star glamor remind me heavily of the European vanitas paintings. Her skull pieces (which are my favorite) have an edgy ornateness that is highly seductive and completely iconic. It reminds me of a line from the Bible which means, "Vanities of vanity; all is vanity."

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