A collection of mesmerizing photographs from contemporary photographer Lynn Stern, including eight series on skulls.
Lynn Stern's photographs have been exhibited around the world, and are in numerous public collections.
The omnipotence of death, not the omnipotence of the artist is Stern's theme. While photographing, Stern's conscious concerns were formal; however, those concerns yielded emotion--fraught images, and she admits that she is still striving to accept death, which for her, is changeable and dynamic. Kuspit's inclusion of art from Renaissance to contemporary times provides a firm ground on which to consider Stern's photographs. [A] perfect starting point for a multidisciplinary discussion or course on photography, philosophy, art history, and comparative religion.