Romeo and Juliet have become emblematic of young lovers and doomed love. Reinforced by the symbolic meaning of flowers, the series THESE VIOLENT DELIGHTS HAVE VIOLENT ENDS embraces the archetypal story of star crossed lovers.
The tulip bloomed from the blood and tears of star crossed lovers. The rose, because of its thorns, was considered a symbol of the sorrows of love. The ivy wrapped around the skull symbolises the immortality of the spirit.