Autumn is a season for balancing light and dark, letting go, and accepting the impermanence of things. As temperatures drop and leaves begin to fall, autumn illustrates the beauty of letting go and presents us with death in an alluringly beautiful way. However, it’s not morbid or morose when we apply the concept of death to letting go. The idea stresses the temporary nature of everything around us. When we contemplate fall's changes, we grow more appreciative of all the beauties that surround us.
Halloween, or All Hallows’ Eve, is a time of year dedicated to remembering the dead with roots in Gaelic and pagan traditions. The term memento mori means "remember death" and has deep roots in art history. This genre uses symbolic reminders of death and mortality ranging from depictions of skulls and broken objects to more subtle examples, such as wilted flowers or shadows. The art of memento mori reminds us to have fun and cherish the beauty in life, because all things are fleeting.
Join us in celebrating the season! We will eat, drink and admire the beauty of impermanence.
Featuring Art by:
Eugene Randolph Young - www.eugenerandolphyoung.com/latest
Art by Sara Edge