Growing Memory


7x14 painting sketched in pencil and sharpie then finished with acrylic paint.


Work took an overall 4-5 hours to complete and I enjoyed every second in making this piece.


The symbolism of a skull and dagger most of the time will have the meaning of death but in other cases it can symbolize memory, protection, or even bravery.


For this piece I have chosen to have it symbolize a rooted memory that life will grow from. On the hilt of the dagger, I have placed a moth which symbolizes faith and determination. Moths took on this symbolic meaning due to them being drawn to the light and fly to it with such determination even when its dangerous. Memories being good and bad can be used to grow in life and continue a path twords the light with faith.

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