Memento Mori - Wasting Away
My current project is addressing our impact on the environment. This series of photographic works and paintings draw on the 17th century Dutch tradition of Memento Mori and Vanitas paintings, being designed to remind the viewer of their mortality and the futility of their vanities.
This first work is entitled Memento Mori 3 : Plastic Ocean; it focuses upon plastic pollution in our seas, which is breaking down and entering the food chain through micro plastics.
Memento Mori 3 : Plastic Ocean was awarded "The Painting Prize" at the 138th Annual Exhibition, Royal Ulster Academy in October 2019.