“Mars and Titania” was inspired by the Victorian era obsession with “memento mori”, the remembrance of death, by having their recently departed loved ones photographed as if still living.
A raven skeleton is perched on her shoulder, and one wonders whether they were friends or enemies.
Did she eat him? :P
“Mars and Titania” is an acrylic monochromatic painting on stretched canvas, measuring 11″x14″. It was titled after the two colors I used: Mars Black and Titanium White.
“Prophet!” said I, “thing of evil! ~ prophet still, if bird or devil! ~
Whether Tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore,
Desolate yet all undaunted, on this desert land enchanted ~
On this home by Horror haunted ~ tell me truly, I implore”
Quoth the Raven “Nevermore.” ~ Edgar Allen Poe
Archival prints, greeting cards, magnets, bookmarks, and other gifts featuring Mars and Titania can be purchased in my shop, and from me personally at art shows.