Memento Mori - Mandy Pattullo - Old quilts made into garments, making old garments more precious.

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Schedel: wereldverzaking, vergankelijkheid. Kaars: licht, goddelijke aanwezigheid. Muziek instrumenten: vluchtigheid van muziek aan te geven (nadat de laatste noot is gespeeld is het stil).

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Originally labelled: Father and Mother holding their dead baby. To me the baby looks asleep as if they have been out for the day and the baby simply got tired.

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THE HANGOVER PART II found object sculpture and still life photograph by Cheech Sanchez 2014 #stilllife still life #vanitas Vanitas #skull Skull

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Victorian post mortem photography may seem strange, but for some families it was their only opportunity to have a memento of their loved one as photography was expensive at the time. Sometimes the dead were posed as if alive and sometimes are of children and babies due to the high death rate among this group at the time.

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