We are quite partial to 16th and 17th century still life paintings. They tend to be quite enigmatic and full of hidden meanings and cryptic compositions. Does a shell placed with a skull become a metaphor for the fragility of life? Or perhaps a cautionary statement against human vanity? We are not sure of the answer but from now on will keep our collection of skulls from mingling with our assortment of shells just to be on the safe side. Last time we caused a cosmic upheaval with one of our vignettes, it took a week to recover and we lost our damage deposit.
(“Ocean Size” by Jane’s Addiction)