Friday, December 11, 2009

Death - Art


Death is a dark piece featuring an ominous circular figure that invokes the image of a black hole. According to our modern understanding of the physics of the universe, black holes are vacuum-like occurrences in the universe that form when a star has died. These black holes absorb light and energy, sucking everything that comes near into its deep, vacuum-like vortex. Nothing is reflected from a black hole’s surface; rather, nothing ever emerges from a black hole, having once entered.

Death is similar to the black hole depicted in this painting, for death is also a vortex from which one can never return after having entered it. Death is final and claims its victims completely. Death is a foreboding painting that draws an interesting connection between death and black holes, presenting them as two sides of the same coin, both all-encompassing vacuums from which no one can return.

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