14 x 14 inches
© Bobby Neel Adams
Vanitas still life painting is influential to the photographs I create in my series DROWNED. Vanitas comes from Latin meaning “emptiness” and the subject matter is often of skulls and rotting food. The subject matter is considered by some to be morbid in its depiction of death and decay. In these images we are reminded that life is fleeting and death is always lurking around the corner.