Memento Mori, Fruit Feast (Ornate Frame) - Lauren Starr

Lauren Starr

Memento Mori, Fruit Feast (Ornate Frame)

65 x 90 cmFine Art Photograph, with mixed media and 23k gold leaf Archival Printing
A couple of years ago I saw a Frida Kahlo still life with a bird on a watermelon. I loved the use of colour and was inspired to incorporate some beautiful Australian bird life for this fruit still life. Including little creepy crawlies is always one of my favourite parts of the process. I've chosen luxurious, erotic fruits for the piece. The insects are ready to devour the decadent fruit, and the birds devour the insects. The cycle of life is ever present and urges us be present and live our lives as fully as we can.