The Death and the Maiden exhibition on display at Seattle's Roq La Rue is an eerie depiction of one's finite time on the Earth and the looming threat of mortality.
Based on the Greek myth featuring Persephone and Hades and the theme of a woman in the embrace of a skeleton, the work is haunting and provocative.
Featuring contributions from artists such as Travis Louie, Femke Hiemstra and Glenn Barr, each piece in the collection was designed to be unsettling as they each tackle the threat of death head on -- a subject that many tend to ignore or discuss with caution.
Every painting depicts the artist's distinct perception of what it means to teeter on the line between life and death and explores each artist's feelings about the subject in a unique way.
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