Each life is unique and every death leaves a void.
Memento Mori: Remember your mortality.
This collection is a compilation of 500 separate visual notations exploring the theme of life and death. They are a chronicle of individual moments and sum experiences, both profound and mundane, which are a composite of our lives.
The pages are 6" x 4" drawings on paper: Graphite pencil w/ smudging, wash, tape and punch-out.
Location note: Numbers 1 - 200 were created in Scottsdale, AZ. 201 - 300 in Santa Fe, NM. 301 - 500 in Denver, CO.
An international exhibition entitled: A Book About Death, will be featured at the Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery - New York, NY (Sept. 10 - 22, 2009) www.emilyharveyfoundation.org. The entire Memento Mori collection was created for this exhibition and will be included. Exhibit website: www.abookaboutdeath.blogspot.com
Special Note: Because the contributed artworks for the "A Book About Death" exhibit were dispersed to various collectors and organizations during the EHF exhibit, additional exhibitions will be forthcoming. The information will be posted as it becomes available on the Memento Mori Archive website: www.garyabibbmemento2.blogspot.com
To all collectors who have one of my Memento Mori pieces in their collection: Please email me with the specific number so I can document them. I would like to post your name (or institution name) and location on my archive. You may also remain anonymous but please provide the number and location. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Additionally, if you choose to exhibit your edition of ABAD and have one of my pieces in your set, please email me the information because I am documenting them as well.
A special thanks to you all.