Vanitas

Paintings inspired by life and death
Canarybird singing1
Canarybird singing1
Canarybird singing2
Canarybird singing2
Canarybird singing3
Canarybird singing3
Raven above me
Raven above me
Canarybird singing
Canarybird singing

illustration til Rune T Kiddes bog "Nu'veller"

Canarybird singing4
Canarybird singing4
Canarybird singing6
Canarybird singing6
Life above my head
Life above my head
Life next to my head
Life next to my head
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Inspired by the story of the canarybird. The miners used to take canary birds with them down in the mines. If the canarybird was singing, everything was fine, but if the bird fell down to the bottom of the cage, the miner had to flee.The vanitas symbols of lifes fragility hopefully makes the viewer compose a personal story which create inner pictures. My best friend Rikke and my youngest son Jens are models for my work. None of them are short people with huge feet, but as I am the artist I am in charge of how I want them to look