This artwork is about fragility of our life. The artist remembered the short story "The pit and the pendulum" by Edgar Allan Poe. This artwork is not an illustration to this story, it is improvisation on the theme. However, the shape of pendulum is following the Poe description - it is constructed like a scythe and is making a razor-sharp crescent... but this part is flipped. The hourglass (this element can be found in many artist's works) is counting time of our being.
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About the Artist
ARTIST STATEMENT (this version was written in 2019, it is actual today and can be extrapolated back to 1978 and to the future). I believe there to be no greater medium for expression than works of art, an idea is best spread through artwork as it allows the audience to interpret it in their o...