We definitely can get a sense of a psychological emptiness in the model's gazes. Honarvar incorporates lovely objects, but also includes wilting flowers and corporal figures. The symbolism used represents the equilibrium between life and death. The moral message of vanitas art? Trivial pleasures of life are abruptly and permanently wiped out by death, so don't get too carried away during your earthly time.
An artistic collaboration with stylist Kathi Kauder and photographer Sabrina Theissen. For these collages Ashkan Honarvar used Vanitas symbols in a search for the equilibrium between life and death. The woman depicted features different animal eyes - remnants of the instincts that guide people under extreme circumstances.
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