Memento Mori – Remember your death. This is an ancient Catholic phrase, even used as a greeting between monks and nuns. Remember your death, remember that you will die.
It’s recorded that some Saints would have a human skull on their desks to remind themselves of their Earthly death and as a reminder that any moment can be our last – so do not waste your days.
In this still life, the skull rests on the black fabric and the rough hewn wood symbolic of our humanity and sin. The hourglass, out of time, reminds us that we will know not the day nor the hour of our death, but that it will be sooner than we expect.
But that is not the end.
In a dramatic contrast, the white box frames the scene. Heaven is always present; and our path to it: the Word of God.
Will we choose the black path of sin and death, or choose the golden path of eternal life in Heaven?
Beautiful 11″x14″, 8″x10″, or 5″x7″. I have a new print shop is making these prints and they are beautiful. Unlike my older prints, they are on matte archival paper, and for the moment, all will be drop shipped so it will arrive to you faster.
Printed on high quality 100% cotton paper on an ink pigment based inkjet printer, this print is of archival quality and as such will not fade or deteriorate even 100 years later.
Shipped in a rigid cardboard mailer with cardboard backing. Sealed in plastic sleeve.