In Ecclesiastes the word “vanitas” translates to the Hebrew word “hevel” which means fleeting or temporary. This piece draws on the Vanitas tradition within the history of painting. It presents a glittering jewel-like composition of sensual pleasures, some more transient than others. Through the clear window of the medallion we watch these earthly materials decay, reminding us, as they do, of the brevity and fragility of our own corporeal forms. I have encased the heavily symbolic contents of this piece within a plastic toy-like necklace which, for me, evokes the especially beautiful, delicate, and fleeting nature of childhood.