Beyond Mortality

Skull Portrait


Modern society is obsessed with perfection – so much so that we tend to dismiss that there is a perverse beauty in death and decay and the value, at times, of creative destruction. Life cannot exist without death; death is an essential part of nature and is the circle of life that requires nature and wildlife to thrive.

This image represents wildlife and death as art rather than as a specimen to examine. There is beauty, magic and almost a romanticism that anything living can depart this life and bring a new one. Death, one of the last taboos, shouldn’t be feared, it’s a natural process that we don’t acknowledge or confront enough to allay those fears.

“Beauty can come from the strangest of places, even the most disgusting of places”. – Alexander McQueen 2011

PROJECT: Death in Reality »