A Reminder of Mortality

Oil on Canvas 30"x40" In the Death and Remembrance paintings there are usually cypress trees in the background. Every graveyard I have ever seen had Cypresses in it. In this painting the dog thin and gaunt. Her eyes are dark and blank. The sun makes a halo around her head. This is about our pending decrepitude. We become less than what we once were, and yet, become somehow more precious, more beautiful, and more holy, because we won’t always be there.