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Maia Oprea

Memento Mori

mixed technique on paper
48 x 60 x 1 centimeters
© Maia Stefana Oprea


"Memento Mori" is part of the ongoing series of collages that I make, which have become a mnemonic constant in the course of my artistic route. I like to recombine old or very old drawings (from childhood), changing their appearance and giving them a whole new meaning. I use glue and bone glue to stick them together, but I feel that these aren't sufficient to secure the permanence of the new environment offered to the newly cut sketches. This is why I saw them. Sewing them one into another is as if I stitched lost memories. In the novel "Bricked in Windows" Alexandru Vona writes: "I do not know how our life would be if we remove all poor secrets out, if we discover the reasons which hide behind the tiny inexplicable disappearances of time". (own translation)

Full Artwork Details
Artist: Maia Oprea
Title: Memento Mori
Date: 2008
Medium: mixed technique on paper
Medium Category: Mixed Media
Genre: Surrealism
Original Dimensions: 48 x 60 x 1 centimeters
Copyright: Maia Stefana Oprea
Primary color: 
Tags: secret, windows, childhood, artistic, Mnemonic, collage, drawings, sketches, old, ancient

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