William T. Ayton is a British artist in upstate New York.
His work deals with the human condition, human potential
and myth. This is his blog featuring new artwork & ideas.
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Et in Arcadia
I don't normally use lettering in my artwork, but this is an exception to that rule. "Et in arcadia ego" means "even in paradise am I", the "I" being death. An homage to Nicolas Poussin, perhaps, who painted a famous version of this subject...
Et in Arcadia, 2013, acrylic on cardboard, 48" x 36".