Memento Mori

Memento mori is a Latin phrase that may be translated as  "Remember your death".   It names a genre of artistic creations that vary widely from one another, but which all share the same purpose, which is to remind people of their own mortality.

Día de los Muertos - Jim and Janet (2007) glazed ceramic,  h.= 10"

Death (1999
pigmented epoxy fiberglass on aluminum foil over a welded steel frame.
Originally conceived as grouped with Red Demon and Earth Goddess to be a donation "box" for Michigan Legacy Art Park
Memento Mori (BeachCast) (2008)
11" x 11' x 2"
stones in plaster.

Memento Mori #s 1, 2, 3. (2008)
dripped lead on concrete plaque
11" dia. x 4"

 Memento Mori (Tags) (2008)
Epoxy, wood, metal number tags, brass rings, measuring tape.
11 1/2"dia. x 1 1/4"

Memento Mori #2 (cast lead)
11 1/2" dia. x 1 1/4"

Memento Mori  (Dollar Bills, Gold Leaf)
11 1/2" dia. x 1 1/4"