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Memento Mori


I had the honor of participating in zemotion’s Motherland Chronicles project :D

I decided to reinterpret one of her older piece Opulence. by zemotion with her newer ones Motherland Chronicles 7 - Self Portrait in Water by zemotion . It was such an amazing process. I don’t normally work with photo references so this has been a great learning experience.

Be on the look out for the book that’s coming out! Get the updates at her facebook! :)

Other photos in her series:
Motherland Chronicles 12 - Winter's Rose by zemotionMotherland Chronicles 2 - Winterland Fairytales by zemotionMotherland Chronicles 1 - The First by zemotion
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Alice-Shinigami's avatar
Doubt you'll see this, but will you consider turning this eventually into a print?
artsaida's avatar
this is my goal in life... thank you so much for sharing this beautiful art with us
i11state's avatar
My favourite things about this painting are the soft colour palette and the way the light is broken up across the subject's back. Incredible work!
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LaChasseresse's avatar
This is so amazing! I love it! Will this ever be available as a print?
PsdDude's avatar
Amazing artwork!
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There is a chiaroscuro effect created by the dark negative shapes against the light values of the positive shape. As the viewer, I start my journey tangled in her hair and follow the strands down to the figure. I stop at the bouquet and notice that you have incorporated skeletal rib-like shapes. I follow the rib cage onto the back bone which carries me to the bottom of the work. The text of an excellent composition is that the viewer then can return and not fall off the edge. You have used the highlights on the body to admirably send my eye back up to enjoy the entire picture once again. I luxuriate in the textures of the flowers and hair and can almost feel the smoothness of skin. Simply breathtaking!
amcou's avatar
This is amazing. I absolutely love it. 

It is beautiful but it's haunting. Maybe this is just how I'm interpreting it, but it looks like it's a comment on the institution of marriage. Really pretty on the surface, but if you look at her face, it's possible that she doesn't want to be there, and might be being forced into it. Even the title (Remember that you must die) could be a in reference to "'Till death do us part". 

Really interesting piece! I'd love to hear this girl's back story...
jc2600's avatar
This is stunning! Wow... Beautiful work! 
ViloteCL's avatar
WOW,so beautiful
BloominStella's avatar
Wow! Not your usual style but I like it.
Hunnypuzzle's avatar
gotta love this work, the light is amazing. feels like a moment frozen in time
xrazorprincessxx's avatar
I truly love this work! very beautiful and inspiring. 
Odette0216's avatar
you're so brilliant yummei. i wish i could paint like that.
excellent work!
This is truly a haunting and mesmerizing piece of work. I love the atmosphere you've captured here. It has a really great tone and expression of vulnerability and emotion. Well done!
tiantans's avatar
;A; omg memento mori is also the name of an ost in death parade… ahhhh
YrLiss's avatar
So wonderful Heart 
UnbearableME's avatar
youre really a genius (have to say it again)
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