1503 Vessels of Vanitas I

Polymer (clear and white),
3D print (Polyjet),
2 parts: 21 x 11 x 13 cm & 14 x 12 x 11 cm

Vessels of Vanitas I was first exhibited in the context of the group exhibition “Atom and Bytes – Redefining Craft in the Digital Age” at the Bellevue Arts Museum,
USA. The exhibition took place from the 4th March – 26th of June 2016.

It is an intimate and personal encounter with the concept of vanitas – the ars moriendi in a culture, post the image and belief spaces of medieval and renaissance times. Today, in a time of scientific reason and post modernity, the Christian belief space of Vanitas vanitatum omnia vanitas.[Eccl. 1:2;12:8] translated to Vanity of vanities; all is vanity is in question in doubt and appears out of context and potentially inappropriate. Yet equally one’s own witheringly transience is an essential human defining element – our relationship to death and the finite quality of life.