What You Are I Once Was; What I Am You Will Be
Painting, 24″ x 21″
from the feature exhibit: Vanitas, June 2013
This painting is a self portrait.
Steven gazes at the mirror holding his favorite vanitas themed instruments (paint brush and guitar).
Within the reflection is a reminder of his own mortality.
Even the clouds and sky are destined to return to being the dusty remains of a nova.
The shade has one message for him “What you are I once was, what I am you too will be.”