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I've repurposed a gothic style wood clock case into a shadow box holding a Vanitas / Memento Mori style scene. I removed the clock and created a wider opening. The inside is papered with a black and cream decorative paper that I aged with inks. I created a base for the floor which is covered in a silver black glitter cardstock. I took a skull and painted one side white with detailing and on the other side I created a decomposing face with clay. I added hair tied back with a ribbon and a gold flower at her ear. Next to the skull is a book I made from clay with a glass bottle on it. The bottle has the remains of a burnt down white candle on it with wax dripping down the bottle. Attached to the back wall behind the skull and bottle is a vintage bisque Frozen Charlotte doll. Above the doll on the back wall I pasted a clock face and hands. I painted the box black with silver trim details. There is a woman's skull cameo in a silver setting above the opening and below it is a quote on a torn and distressed paper reading: Vanitas Vanitatum Omnia Vanitas which translates to Vanity of vanities; everything is vanity. On each side of the base I added a gravestone surrounded by moss. This is a unique OOAK piece. It can be displayed on a shelf, mantle or table. The perfect reminder to enjoy the moment and live for today!

Approximate Dimensions: 13 1/2”H x 8"W x 4”D

For more of my shadow box / shrine art click here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/NacreousAlchemy?section_id=6512107

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PURCHASING THIS ITEM AND LIVE OUTSIDE OF THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES, PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR SHIPPING PRICE

Gothic Art - Vanitas - Memento Mori - Clock Case Shadow Box

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: wood, paper clay, glass, paper, acrylic paint
  • Only ships to United States from California, United States.
  • Feedback: 197 reviews
  • Favorited by: 14 people