A Cushy Life & Death
The winged skull with a crooked smile reminds the viewer that mortality in the 18th century is no joke. Finite & swift, Death visits at any time and inevitably. From the gravestone of Nicholas Cushing, who flew away September 15th, 1745, aged a slight 5 years, and buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
9.5" l x 4.5" h