Mortuus Merula 'Memento Mori'

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Mortuus Merula 'Memento Mori'
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2016. h:72cms x 55cms (framed).

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I wanted to reference traditional Memento Mori imagery so I used my lovely Pelham Puppet Skeleton to gently hold the blackbird’s skull. When I dug the exquisite bones out of the soil I was struck by the startling contrast between the weightless delicacy of the skull and the heavy, coarsely textured dense mass of the earth.
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