IF: Extremes: a happy view of death

Do you love Jim Flora? How 'bout those wonderful Paul Klee paintings? I have been working on the Memento Mori project and yesterday decided to do a "happy" one. I thought I would pretend I was Jim Flora and fiddle around with these happy totem poles using the sad symbols like skulls, the snake biting his tail (on New England gravestones representing the cycle of life, and of life eternal), bones, flames and then the little cutie winged cupids that peek out of the top to these same stones.

Dreary day here, but the excitement of Illustration Friday and the opportunity to make more totem poles today makes the sun shine from inside.