“Walrus Skull” / Acrylic on Canvas / 30 x 40 in / Ashley Opperman / 2013 || *Contact for Price of Original
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Edition of 50: “Walrus Skull” / Digital Print / 15 x 20 in / Ashley Opperman / 2013
Edition of 25: “Walrus Skull” / Digital Print / 30 x 40 in / Ashley Opperman / 2013
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This painting was part of a series called "Momento Mori". Using skull imagery relates back to a 17th century art movement called Momento Mori, which is Latin for 'Remember your mortality'. The image of a skull is seen as negative, scary, dark, and a metaphor for death. However, I wanted to highlight the raw beauty and intricacy of skulls. The larger than life size and the black background seems striking, but by layering watery brush strokes upon one an another, a delicacy and ghostly effect was created.