Story is simple. Nowadays, everyone has some sort of avatar, nick, photo representation of himself. This is my idea of avatar or photo representation or profile photo for death.
Modelled and rendered in Blender 2.49
geometry - for canvas I used sculpting tools, also for little cuts in frame
material - canvas is mixed material from 4 diffrent materials and textures in node editor
render - ambient occlusion with a little of hemi light