‘Memento 16’ - created for the boxed set and touring exhibition '16'. Chromo-Lithograph and drypoint on Hanhemuhle, 16 x 16", Ed 20.
‘Memento 16’ explores symbolist notions of mori as at once spoil and prize, and takes much inspiration from the still lives of game by Dutch masters (see Weenix, d'Hondecoeter). As hunting was traditionally restricted to nobility, such pictures of ‘hunting trophies’ were often acquired by the bourgeoisie as an idealised image and symbol of wealth. Here, the use of fragmented figurative sculpture alongside animal form provide a point on which to reflect notions of civilisation, vulnerability and consequence.