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Life/Death Meditation

2011, acrylic on panel, 20 x 20", by Jenny Badger Sultan

Id been fascinated by some images Id seen recently, in Spain and in a local burrito cafe, where you see some kind of a pleasant scene and then you flip your attention and see the skull. This was my attempt to work with this idea.

I was also thinking a lot about a family member who was very ill.

The twin women refer to a wonderful statue, La Dama de Baza, that we saw in Madrid. She is a goddess figure (from the Iberian culture, 4th C. BCE) but also the container for the ashes of a woman who had died.

Acrylic painting, 'Life/Death Meditation', by Jenny Badger Sultan. Click to enlarge
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