Artificial Red Roses in a Marble Vase, St. Louis Cemetery No 1, New Orleans, Louisiana
Before a tomb, artificial red roses are presented in a marble vase in a found still life photograph at Saint Louis Cemetery No 1 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The vase had been painted white, at one time, but the paint has aged, cracked, and likely been removed over time. The original dun tan color of the vase shows through and contrasts with the greys of the marble and concreate in the background. Ironically, the flowers appear nearly lifelike even though they are static and unchanging. The slow transformation as the paint on the vase deteriorates is the only symbol of transformation in the image.