Art & Design

Dead Man’s Patterns – Memento Mori Skull by Hormazd Narielwalla

The prestigious London and New York design agency Sheridan&Co will be hosting a series of creative shows in its London space this year. The first event scheduled to take place during London Fashion Week will showcase the work of Hormazd Narielwalla.  The exhibition entitled Dead Man’s Patterns – Memento Mori features 7 three-dimensional skulls from a limited edition of 50 accompanied by 7 two-dimensional artworks from an edition of 50 all exploring the remembrances of death. The exhibition from the 20th of Feb to 3rd March 2012 will also feature an analogue light projection by BAFTA winning artist Ed Burton.

Narielwalla makes collages from tailoring patterns. His Memento Mori series is made from discarded patterns of dead Savile Row customers. It is also the artist’s first three-dimensional series of collages. Each tailoring pattern is cut, bent, stapled and stuck to make unique three-dimensional form of a human skull. The skulls are presented reverentially in clear cases like preserved relics. Detritus from the making process of each skull litters the floor of its case. Accompanying the three-dimensional skulls is a parallel series of two-dimensional collages. Each three-dimensional skull is cut from a dead man’s pattern, leaving precious remains of his imprint. The artist uses the remains, the absence of the skull, to make a two dimensional collage revealing a silhouette of the skull in negative space.

For further information about the art of Hormazd Narielwalla please visit The show will take place Sheridan&Co’s Blandford Street studio on 20 February to 3 March at 10A Blandford Street, London, W1U 4AZ.