Requiescat in Pace (Rest in Peace)

Art on The Hill

November 2010

A body of work made specifically to accompany performances of Mozart’s Requiem performed at St Michaels and all Saints, Bristol as part of the Art on the Hill Arts festival.

  • Ascend 150cm x 100cm, charcoal on paper

  • Danse Macabre: Series of 18 drawings each 59x42cm, charcoal on paper

  • RIP (i) 30 x42 cm, charcoal on paper

  • RIP (ii) 30x42cm, charcoal on paper

The Danse Macabre (dance of death) is a medieval allegory on the universality of death. It is designed to remind us that in death we are all equal whatever our perceived status in life. This series of 9 pairs of drawings shows the bird “looking” at itself and conjures the idea of a dance.