Posted by specialK August 30, 2012

James Hopkins is a London based artist who creates wonderful installations and sculptures. In his Vanitas series, he's taken common household items and turned them into true expressions of emptiness and the passage of time. Vanitas is a style of art that symbolizes the transience of life, the passage of time & the certainty of death. John's Venitas takes the still life paintings of the 16th & 17th centuries and twists them into stacked items on book shelves. 

Pretty cool. Check out Venitas & other work from James Hopkins on his website

All photos courtesy of James Hopkins. [VIA].


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