Piece description from the artist
At first it was totally unconscious, but after assembling this composite, a friend of mine who teaches Art History said, "what a beautiful memento muri".
What's that, I asked. "Remember your death," she said.
Wikipedia: A memento mori (Latin 'remember that you will die') is an artistic or symbolic reminder of the inevitability of death.
Limited edition of 100. Giclee printed on canvas, 4 coats of UV varnish, archival pigmented inks up to 250 years.
Signed & dated, comes with a handsome black wood floater frame.
Ron Morecraft spent over 30 years as a special effects photographer in New York City and New Jersey, creating fantasy images for clients ranging from Columbia Records and MTV to Revlon and The New York Times.
With his background in fine art, his painterly approach blossomed with the advent of Photoshop and other digital tools. Ron doesn't just take pictures, he "makes" pictures, executing his visions by supplementing his photographic work with his digital design skills. His subject matter ranges from travel to still life. Each image is unique – either as a painting, a collage or straight photograph.
Ron currently lives in Asheville, NC.