Narielwalla’s Memento Mori series is made from discarded patterns of dead Savile Row customers. It is also the artist’s first three-dimensional series of collages. Each tailoring pattern is cut, bent, stapled and stuck to make unique three-dimensional form of a human skull. The skulls are presented reverentially in clear cases like preserved relics. Detritus from the making process of each skull litters the floor of its case. Accompanying the three-dimensional skulls is a parallel series of two-dimensional collages. Each three-dimensional skull is cut from a dead man’s pattern, leaving precious remains of his imprint. The artist uses the remains, the absence of the skull, to make two-dimensional collages revealing a silhouette of the skull in negative space.

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