“Numquam Timueris Umbras”, translated from the Latin means “Never fear the shadows”. This thought provoking image features a smiling black and white skull backed by a laurel wreath that hovers above the Latin phrase and its translation. The stoic skull artwork with quotation is elegantly composed in a simplistic style that is both bold and understated. Suggested use is as decor for the home, office, gym, dorm room, or man cave, but it is also a great motivational display in commercial applications such as the lobby of a gym, jiu jitsu school, dojo, martial arts studio, or boxing gym. This raw skull artwork is an excellent option for anyone seeking masculine-themed inspirational artwork or as a unique framed gift for a spiritual mentor. It is also available on T-shirts, mugs, notecards, cell phone cases, and many other great gift items that would make the perfect practical gift for a stoic. It has the presence to stand alone or it can be displayed with a collection of bold black and white artwork united by a similar inspirational theme (see ‘A Unique Take on Marcus Aurelius’).
This composition was created with simplistic design intent using contrasting textures in order to emphasize the raw essence of the powerful message behind it. The laureled skull smiles unimposingly above the Latin phrase and its translation which is reflected below in its shadow, delineated by a thin red line. Representative of the unique dynamics between perception and reality, life and death, hope and despair, it is meant to serve as a clear reminder of how to perceive and face adverse experiences. We can’t control everything that happens to us, but we can choose how we react. In the words of the great philosopher and Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius: “Think of yourself as dead. You have lived your life. Now, take what's left and live it properly. What doesn't transmit light creates its own darkness.” The message is true whether considered from a religious, spiritual, psychological, physical, philosophical, or sports perspective: shadows are nothing to be feared in and of themselves.
The image is for sale in both print and digital form as well as licensing opportunities. This may be appropriate for use in such print and digital venues as editorials, martial arts magazines, philosophical publications, behavioral science journals, advertisements, suicide prevention campaigns, and for building website content.
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October 7th, 2017
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