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This drawing is based on a vanitas theme, intended to emphasize the transience of life. It is a somber message, so I chose a little frivolity, by adding the gumballs. Each item was selected for its color and symbolic value. My light pencil-work is also meant to be uplifting and ethereal. A carefully staged photograph of mine was the starting point. I followed the photo closely, but tried to move away from a strict photographic look. The drawing is a reminder that life is fleeting, but that it should be enjoyed in detail, at every moment.