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Steve W. Rose

BFA 2000

Skulls

encaustic on panel, 2013, 10"w x 8"h

My work consists mainly of drawing, painting, printmaking and the written word with the recurring imagery of death, loss, memory and grief. The inspiration is derived from different cultures and/or spiritual influences that recognize or understand death and suffering as natural parts of human existence. In the Mexican Day of the Dead, for example, skulls and skeletons can be seen as a beginning, perhaps as rebirth and the continued cycle of life. The images I create are not intentionally morbid. They are attempts at the acceptance of impermanence, a coming to terms with mortality and a personal experience of grappling with such universal and monumental moments. Life is both beautiful and brutal, often at the same time.

Steve W. Rose
 - Skulls

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