Martha Hayden           

Vanitas

Vanitas was a Renaissance term for still life that expressed the transience of life. Skulls, flowers, fruit, and seafood reminded the viewer of the perishability of material things.


My Vanitas paintings are meditations on aging. Reflections of myself represent the introspective reconsidering that is part of growing old. Calla lilies symbolize both death and resurrection. Studio items which I often paint and the New York Landscape observed from my window symbolize my ongoing work.


Allegories. Still Life. Large Paintings. Figure Paintings. Landscape. Small Paintings. New York Windows. home. About the Artist. Paintings. Price List, Vanitas. Books. Upcoming Exhibitions. Resume. Contacts.