Still Death

A large oil painting of a bone and cheeseburger

Last summer I was walking on the banks of the Thames, when I chanced upon a bone.  It was small and old looking and, while I was curious about where, what…and for second even whom it had come from, I shrugged and pocketed it along with some water smoothed glass.

I’ve been working on a large painting that features a burger, so I started to make a large study of one – but it struck me that pairing up the burger with this object would provide a telling portrait of both.  They are both objects of death, after all.