Details:

In this work, the artist depicts a skull on a tabletop in bright, flat colors. Part of series inspired by 17th-century Dutch oil paintings, the outlines in this scene are carved to reveal the natural wood base.
Framed: 25.0 x 21.0 x 2.0 in.
Signed

① Artwork:

Vanitas 12

In this work, the artist depicts a skull on a tabletop in bright, flat colors. Part of series inspired by 17th-century Dutch oil paintings, the outlines in this scene are carved to reveal the natural wood base.

For more than a decade, Meghan Gerety has made large-scale woodblock prints with plywood. In her recent work, she uses the woodblock processes of carving and rolling-on color to create wood reliefs that incorporate qualities from both printmaking and sculpture. Inspired by Dutch vanitas and memento mori paintings, Gerety uses skulls, flowers and other symbolic objects to confront mortality and the passage of time.

Specs:

21 inches
25 inches
with frame
21 inches
25 inches

③ Artist:

Meghan Gerety

For more than a decade, Meghan Gerety has made large-scale woodblock prints with plywood. In her recent work, she uses the woodblock processes of carving and rolling-on color to create wood reliefs that incorporate qualities from printmaking and sculpture. Inspired by 17th-century Dutch vanitas and memento mori paintings—as well as more contemporary artists like Andy Warhol—Gerety confronts mortality and the passage of time through this new series, which features skulls and flowers, among other symbolic objects.

Meghan Gerety:
Vanitas 12, 2022
Acrylic on carved plywood in oak artist's frame
25.0 × 21.0 inches /