‘Memento Mori’


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Monday 16th February - Sunday 1st March 2015


Signal Arts Centre is delighted to be exhibiting works by talented artist Vicki Sutherland.

Vicki draws inspiration from memory and forensic traces left behind in nature.  Childhood memories of searching for fossilised ferns has led her to create porcelain ‘fossils’ by encasing plants in porcelain and firing them until all organic traces are obliterated and only the fragile porcelain skeletons remain. Vicki is also fascinated by the Victorian habit of placing remembrances and taxidermy under glass domes. Her Memento Mori Series celebrates the fleeting nature of life, with ghostly floral porcelain arrangements under glass domes.
The naked-raku fired, porcelain series, Memento Mori is inspired by cave art from millennia ago and symbolizes man’s attempt to have total control over his environment.

Vicki obtained a Higher Diploma in Fine Arts from Bray Institute of Further Education in 2011. She has exhibited with the Signal Arts Centre, Ceramics Ireland, Sculpture in Context 2014, and the 2014 RDS National Craft Awards. She is a member of Ceramics Ireland and registered with the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland.


Opening Reception: Friday 20th February 7-9 pm