Vanitas translates to All is Vanity. In Latin it means emptiness. Vanitas is a reference to a style of art that is associated with Memento Mori, a reminder of mortality.
Skulls are a common image that reflect both artistic themes; Vanitas & Memento Mori & reference the temporary nature of life. The artist Noah Scalin is the King of Skulls for his usage of skulls in much of his art. For him, these images are a positive reminder to live each day to the fullest!
His newest art collection entitled “All Is Vanity” is comprised of 100 4×4″ paintings. The pic above is #32 of the 100 paintings. Pieces from the collection will be on display through July 31st at Clippi Headren located at 929 Myers St. (Woody’s Auto Service building). Come out & meet the artist for his opening reception this Friday from May 11th from 7-9pm at Clippi Headren!