06 October 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Camiseteria’s Memento Mori

Memento Mori by Will Silva is a sophisticated one color piece that explores its subject of life and death well. The angles used keep everything a bit off-kilter, which contributes to the sense of motion. I like the way every part of the skull has moments of interest, from a missing tooth that highlights the surrounding frame to the dramatic arrow through the eye and of course, most importantly, the way the bird’s nest fills the entire top of the cranium. There’s a lovely balance to the way the nest sits like a crown on bone, while the bird inside it gets his own, more elaborate, crown. The only element I don’t quite understand is the inclusion of the triangles to the right of the bird- they’re an odd moment of abstraction in an otherwise very illustrative and realistically drawn piece. I feel like if they must be there, they’d feel more natural if they at least echoed the angle created by the arrow shaft protruding from the eye socket. Still, this is a relatively minor issue, and I doubt most potential buyers will give it much thought- the rest of the design is extremely well-made.

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