Memento Mori Skull & Crossbones


  • Year2016
  • Dimensions
    Frame: 14.5cm x 14.5cm x 1.5cm / 5.8" x 5.8" x .5"
    Embossed panel: 9cm x 9cm / 3.5" x 3.5"
  • MediaEmbossed pewter, etched glass
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My take on the traditional skull & crossbones motif – though I made the bones quite detailed and realistic with lots of extra line etching. I created a curling banner design with the words memento mori, and etched it in a smoky, mottled style into the front glass. It’s set in a black wooden frame.

It is difficult to take good shots of glass-framed pieces from all angles without reflections. As the etched design is on the outermost surface of the glass pane, it creates a slightly 3D effect – the design is raised up from the background and casts a faint shadow on the underlying mat, and it’s more visible in some angles than others, so variously angled shots will give you a good idea of the effect of the finished piece.