Yet another amazing and epic piece of artwork from our friend, Lakan! I love the collar around the skull/head's neck! It feels African to me, like in a tribe from Kenya or something. Beautiful work, my friend!
This is such a deep piece that goes beyond the Roman context of momento mori or a vanitas piece. As we do play wityh the concept of death everyday, especially what is featured on media . . . we must come to grips with our mortality and actually understand it and even accept it as a key to living our life. That is why the "black sun" over the head, harkens to the Egyptian sun disc and the Egyptian belief in death
Momento Mori is a Latin phrase meaning "Remember that you are moral", which was often shouted by members of the Roman senate to returning emperors or generals. This was done to remind these men not to take such accolades as a triumphant return to get to their heads and make them feel immortal.
yes i se..and using only seven colours you can create a lot of universe, so there is a lot of talent in every artwork...but i have a question,if you want to reply me: I ve read in the questions of your profile that you use this medium becouse its the fastest way to make your art..so in wonder, if you could have more time, what would you change in your artworks?
Passion to create never leaves, sometimes we adapt to circumstances that come along in our life.
To me my time as a college professor, an environmental activist, and foremost a family man take precedence that I have accepted the limitations to making paintings.
However my paintings do have a different genre in comparison to my drawings, which take more focus in my life now . . . specifically my paintings revolve around themes of Philippine belief and lore, while my drawing are focus on my spiritual path, which is of greater importance to me right now
i see..you have a lot of passions master! and yes i understand the idea..spiritual path is very important to me too...maybe im not so enlightened like you,but i try to use my art to show the spiritual world to other people and to ilustrate these ideas..thanks a lot for answering master,i really enjoy our talkings!
I do not believe that one can claim to be more enlightened than another as long as we all walk this earth. With every encounter and interaction we learn from each other and grow together.
If I were to believe that I was better than you and I would not benefit from speaking to you, then I am not enlightened at all. I would actually be better considered dead
We have all chosen our paths, my own may seem a little more complex than yours . . . but it isn't. What you deal with everyday is your own path and I might not be so sure how to get on with that kind of lie. That is why all our uniqueness are complimentary to each other
I too grow each time I interact with you, there is no dead end in our journeys. Just closed minds