Piece description from the artist
Mortality is something I, as I'm sure most people, think about on a frequent basis. The unknown, unanswered, inevitable future that ties us all together can be quite frightening at times. We comfort ourselves with our ghost story's, near death experiences, and our dreams of lost loved ones telling us they are happily waiting in some indescribably beautiful place beyond the naked eye. But the oh so quickly developing world around us, blunders forward at a million miles a minute with its newly found logic and answers to all of our hopes and so-calledillusions. Every year, more is discovered on what really makes us tick, why we are the way we are, and why we act the way we act. This advanced intelligence is obviously formulated to pull us out of the old school, middle-aged way of thinking. It's supposed to help us to understand the true underlying fate we all face; and how long we've got before we do. But sometimes I feel it just leaves us feeling all the more hopeless and confused.
Mary Syring was born in the Bay Area, and has since lived in quite a few locations. From the suburban town of Bakersfield, to the country of Kazakhstan, and moved back to San Francisco in 2004 to attend the Academy of Art University. She graduated in 2009 with her B.F.A. in Illustration. She prefers traditional mediums including ink and gold paint.