"Metamorphosis: Skull Base Vanitas"

This is my interpretation of a modern “still life” or “vanitas” painting of the skull base. The foundations of the piece are multiple perspectives of the sphenoid, temporal bone and intracranial fossa. Anchoring the scene in the bottom right, is a sagittal/lateral view of the skull base with a pomegranate nestled there at the site of possible tumor growth. An endoscopic light features the area. The pomegranate symbolized resurrection or rebirth in early Christian art and in the Greek tale of Hades and Persephone, it came to represent the awakening of nature. To the left I have suspended a glass sphere in the air, containing an axial ct scan highlighting many important landmarks for the skull base surgeon.

Prints! Canvas Giclée
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    Please Allow 2-3 weeks for print delivery! Each canvas is custom ordered. (I have some very limited stock choices). If you have a time constraint and would like them delivered more quickly, please contact me when you order. I will work with my printer to accomodate your needs!

    Our canvas giclée prints are the best in the industry! These are not the same as your local box store prints. The print file is painstakingly color matched to be identical to the original. They are then printed with inks that are tested to have 100+ years of life.

    Larger or non-standard sizes.  The canvas giclée prints may be ordered in proportional non-standard sizes. ie, an original with the dimensions of 24" x 36" may be ordered in a 14" x 21" if necessary. Contact me for ordering off-sizes!

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