MEMENTO MORI | HEADSTONE ART | ORIGINAL JAN CLIZER PAINTING
13" x 20" Oil on Canvas, Custom Framed
This is my interpretation of a headstone in an Edinburgh churchyard. A fine art form I know little of is stonecarving. Such expressive manipulation of such a cold, hard, difficult medium. Burial works are examples I find particularly striking, communicating cultural values & info to those willing to observe. This headstone is an excellent example of the practice of indicating the occupation of the deceased with tools of their trade. Stone itself can represent so many things...solidity, security, harshness, & relative permanence. Primarily singular in colour on it's own, years of exposure add beautiful touches of a variety of hues, bringing character & personality to the work.