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Memento Mori

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Everyday Fire
It is around us every day. We see it, touch it; we are sometimes burned by it. It is the warmth of a comfortable place to sit, and the roaring blaze that devastates an entire village. It burns within every beat of our heart. Fire. Fire is Change Fire is...
The Elements >> Fire
Arcane Ruminations
Special Plates Notice how each particle moves. Notice how everyone has just arrived here from a journey. Notice how each wants a different food. Notice how the stars vanish as the sun comes up, and how all streams stream toward the ocean. Look at the chefs...
Tarot Cards >> The Major Arcana

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Remember Your Impending Death With 'Memento Mori' Leather Skulls
Brooklyn-based designers Heavy Eyes have given a medieval tradition a modern look. The studio's slick take on the memento mori is a life-sized skull made of premium leather. For those who don't remember their history lessons, memento mori is Latin for ...
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(It's traditional for First Ladies to attend the funerals of their predecessors, presumably out of respect, and not as a sort of grim memento mori reminding them that the only true First Lady is Death Herself.
When Robert Mapplethorpe Took New York
He was in a wheelchair, holding a gold-topped cane like a scepter. He was wearing a tuxedo with a broken-collar formal shirt; his hair was slicked back, his temples and cheeks sunken, a living memento mori. “Hi, Robert,” he said.
Ottoman and European Cultural traits in collective exhibition
Artist inspired by Old Masters in photorealistic works
Though the painting portrays contemporary objects, it references 17th century European memento mori (reminder of death) paintings of fruit and flowers. “The theme of vanitas is important,” Flack said.

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