My monotype painting Core Vitale (Latin for Vital to the Core) has just been accepted into the Arts Council of Surrey's juried exhibition. Entitled Memento Mori, it will hang in the Surrey Art Gallery's foyer gallery from August 13th to November 13th. Opening reception is September 17th, 7pm.
Memento Mori is a Latin expression that means: 'remember that one day you too shall die.' It was an idea to get people thinking and appreciating their own mortality in a new way. I can see how some people would think this a morbid concept, however, I find it really inspiring.
Core Vitale is an acrylic monotype still life painting of an apple and two apple cores. The complete apple represents the prime of life. And the two apple cores represent life at older stages. At the core, I am an artist who wants to keep growing in creative work. This piece is about contributing to life no matter what stage we are in. During the prime of life or in later seasons there is meaning and significance to be found. Keep exploring!