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Hollie Clay

Life from Death



For my final project, I aimed to create a positive insight onto the topic of life from death, exploring themes of the life cycle and taking inspiration from artistic movements such as symbolism and surrealism to do so. I produced an oil painting, depicting a gloomy, dream-like world and personifying death as a dying woman, engulfed by flourishing flora and fauna in the dark moonlight.


My aim with this piece was to convey the process of death in a more elegant and beautiful manner, and that it’s only a natural part of life.