Memento Roses

Memento Roses (2017) oil on canvas 40x50cm The painting is a finalist in the ARC Salon 2018

With “Memento Roses” I want to capture the transitory beauty of life, the short-lived nature of emotions and how we treasure them. Making a comparison between the rose petals and human emotions: beautiful, yet ephemeral. Emotions and the memory of them fades away and change overtime, just like flowers wither. I created this scene as a kind of memorial, an unchanging altar where the emotion and beauty has been captured: a place to go back to and relive this experience.