Super excited about our upcoming exhibition………..

Death Dreams and Desire

It’s in the diary. Five members of MementoCollective will be exhibiting at Safehouse 1 in September of 2022. Dates of opening to be confirmed as is Private View.

The group exhibition is inspired by the writings of Freud and examines themes of Dreams Death and Desire.

My research led me to an essay written by Freud examining a recurring memory of Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo is cited by Freud..

“It seems that it had been destined before that I should occupy myself so thoroughly with the (kite) vulture, for it comes to my mind as a very early memory when I was still in the cradle. It came down to me, opened my mouth with it’s tail and struck me a few times with his tail against my lips”

This recounting of an early childhood memory triggered a vivid memory of my own, I must have been an infant at the time sitting in a high chair. Being left alone for some time I had tried to struggle free and the chair tipped. That is my memory but later I discovered the chair had tipped me into the fire hearth where a hot coal had burnt my leg. I don’t recall what happened next just what I had been told by my Mother.

This was the inspiration for my first memory illustrated here, still a work in progress:


More to follow as I dig deeper into my childhood memories………

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