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Memento Spiritum

Valerie Sparks
Memento Spiritum (Remember Breath), was created through assembling CT scans the artist conducted of plants and rocks. The scans were then processed using the lung preset of medical imaging software. Using a diagnostic tool for the human body to create a still life, a genre that explores the transience of life and inevitability of death and draws attention to how inextricably bound we are with the life and death of plants. They are the respiratory system of the planet. Vulnerable, ephemeral and beautiful. The presence of the pomegranate nestled in the bottom left of the image is a symbol of fertility and a reminder of the resilience of nature. It is a symbol of hope. Memento Spiritum is one of 51 works selected as finalists in the 2021 Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award. Printed by JCP.

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Artist Valerie Sparks

Valerie Sparks is one of 51 finalists selected for the 2021 Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award.

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Valerie Sparks

Product Information

  • Materials

    Pigment inkjet print on paper

  • Size

    51cm h x 124cm w

  • Made

    2019

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