2013. Watercolour, pens and ink on watercolour paper.
22.4 x 30 inches
About the Art
Live Fast, Die Young is inspired by a music video Bad Girls by the rapper M.I.A who is an English-born Sri-Lankan. The portrait is based on one of the ladies in the music video. Modé is a fan of M.I.A’s passion for political statements in her various art forms, but Bad Girls has been the most impactful.
Although many may think of “Live Fast, Die Young” as a wrong approach to life, Modé doesn’t interpret the musict that way. For her, it translates to choosing quality of life over quantity. The repetitive circular pattern of the words is a form of meditation for Modé, and it is meant to continuously remind her to appreciate the fragility of life and to do her best to live it to the fullest.
About the Original
This artwork has been framed.
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