From the Film Maker:
I've chosen this painting because of the symbolism and meaning present in it, which makes it so different from all other traditional still-life paintings I've seen before.
It portrays a moral message, from the vain pleasures of men to the certainty of mortality, which made me think of the importance of things you do in your lifetime, how you'll use up your time while you're still around.
In this animation I wanted to play a bit with those thoughts, but never had a singular interpretation to the resulting work. I like it better this way, even if to some, it may come across only as a drink and drive campaign. Very fun to animate it, anyway.
A piece inspired by Jan Jansz. Treck, Vanitas Still Life, 1648