Modern ‘Still Life’ & Death

Edesi, Age 18

  • Drawing
  • Acrylic paint on canvas
  • A2 landscape

This painting was inspired by vanitas still life. The part of the piece in black and white symbolises a modern vanitas, which represents how isolating it can be being indoors and staring at screens. I used Ankara fabric designs to show outside as being a vast space of opportunity because growing up, Ankara fabrics were these beautiful designs used to sew clothes for special occasions. I felt they would nicely display an atmosphere of excitement and possibility.