Body Bags

The cast bronze body bags symbolise the three monotheistic religions in white, pink and silver patination. With reference to classical vanitas symbols, such as the skull, which in the 17th century were used in painting, Evaristti here uses the clinical symbol of today – the body bag. The aim of vanitas symbols in 17th century painting was to remind the observer that life is fragile and transitory. In the same way, with Evaristti the body bags becomes a reference to the fact that everybody, irrespective of which of the three religions they are affiliated with, ultimately has the same fate, namely death.