Still Life (Vanitas) 2009
In this piece, Jason Salavon renders in a 17th century Dutch style, a constantly changing in animal skull and candlestick. As the skull evolves though animal type, such as: bear, human, baboon, and boar, the intermediate forms create many interesting fictional hybrids. I really admire the attention to detail, and the way that the transformation of the skull slowly evolves to create so many different combinations of features. I also love the metaphor it serves to animal and human evolution as well as the evolution of art and technology. The allusion to 17th century Dutch art portrayed in a modern medium was super interesting, and provokes a strong sense of evolution in the viewer.
Video of project: