gouache and watercolor on paper
9" x 12"

Around the second half of the 18th century a fashion for melancholia inspired artists of all kinds, and eventually inspired the modern day cemetery-- creating a landscape and visual language of living, dying and grieving. This series of paintings are born out of the semiotic system of the graveyard. In particular, images borrowed from the natural world, which take on new meaning in the context of the cemetery.
Vive Memor Leti; Fugit Hora, 2007-2010