Prior to Covid death was a distant concept not
an every day statistic. This lead me to
look at attitudes to death in different
cultures and the past when life expectancy was less. Major influences have
been, Mexico’s Day of the Dead and Gothic symbolism and colour palette. My
research suggests other cultures are less afraid of death and feel more
connected to those who have died.
This piece was further inspired by Istvan
Laszlo he had kept in mind personalities, when drawing peoples skulls and I
used this approach when creating my lino print.
I wanted to create a piece that symbolises
death as part of the natural cycle, yet was beautiful and rhythmic in relation
to its pattern.