Vanitas vanitatum omnia vanitas (the vanity of vanities)

The title is taken from a Bible quotation from Ecclesiastes (1:2). Vanitas is a common motif in art history showing the transience of earthly life. Still lives of decaying flowers or the use of symbols such as a skull or a clock. In my vanitas piece I create a human being out of a parsnip, and then I leave it to dry out and eventually vanish. I am documenting the process in still images and video.