Friday, March 2, 2012

Life & Death: Ontology

This piece is made by the artist David Titterington. It's 54cm x 74cm and it is charcoal on paper. I think this is an interesting piece because the whole shape of the figure is some kind of flower blooming and as it blooms a child is being born. Below it, we can see a skull which represents death. I think the name itself gives it an interesting thought, I think this quote better sums up what the meaning of Ontology means, "An explicit formal specification of how torepresent the objects, concepts and other entities that are assumed to exist in some area of interest and the relationships that hold among them."


  1. Although it does follow a floral motif. It think its shape more reflects female anatomy, with the skull underneath labeling it as the dead giving way to life. It reminds me the law of conservation of mass: that matter cannot be created nor destroyed, only exchanged.

  2. DanM, I like your interpretation.