Natalie Field | Series | Memento Mori2019-09-02T17:12:03+00:00

Memento Mori

Natalie Field

This collection includes a series of large-format photomontages crafted digitally from deconstructed imagery to create suspended still lifes in which biological forms are woven together to illustrate the reciprocal interaction found throughout nature.

The work explores the cosmos as a cyclical, closed system that demands balance. Each talisman of organic morphology is crafted around a hexagonal framework inspired by sacred geometry. Used as a visual tool for contemplating the underlying mathematical nature of the universe, it has become a symbol of harmony and balance in many cultures. It reflects the principle of the Tao Taijituthe yin and yang illustrating the interconnectedness of contradictory yet complimentary, dualistic forces that together create a monistic whole.

This mercurial and ephemeral nature of Nature is explored through concepts around creation, evolution, metamorphosis and the transmigration of the soul. The first law of thermodynamics states that energy cannot be created nor destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another. The images presented celebrate this infinite cycle of life and alleviate the fear of death. For, in time, this energy that was once you will transmute to form new life.

To me, this continuation of the life force is the transmigration of the soul.

Memento Mori

Natalie Field

This collection includes a series of large-format photomontages crafted digitally from deconstructed imagery to create suspended still lifes in which biological forms are woven together to illustrate the reciprocal interaction found throughout nature.

The work explores the cosmos as a cyclical, closed system that demands balance. Each talisman of organic morphology is crafted around a hexagonal framework inspired by sacred geometry. Used as a visual tool for contemplating the underlying mathematical nature of the universe, it has become a symbol of harmony and balance in many cultures. It reflects the principle of the Tao Taijituthe yin and yang illustrating the interconnectedness of contradictory yet complimentary, dualistic forces that together create a monistic whole.

This mercurial and ephemeral nature of Nature is explored through concepts around creation, evolution, metamorphosis and the transmigration of the soul. The first law of thermodynamics states that energy cannot be created nor destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another. The images presented celebrate this infinite cycle of life and alleviate the fear of death. For, in time, this energy that was once you will transmute to form new life.

To me, this continuation of the life force is the transmigration of the soul.