Georgie Malyon’s photographic images fuse together two enduring universal motifs within human culture – the dark and the light, the ephemeral beauty of flowers combined with the symbolically loaded skull.
These works depart from the notion of Memento Mori, (Latin for remember you will die), functioning as a potent and persistent emblem of mortality and resurrection: the constant flux of the life/death/life cycle.
Malyon’s floral constructions often take the form of a circle or mandala. Flowers and skulls punctuate the overall composition, creating a harmonious radial balance. The hand-painted skulls are produced from scratch in a process that involves casting from latex molds devised by the artist. There is minimal Photoshop intervention in the finishing process, which enables the work to retain its raw handcrafted aesthetic and embrace the subtle beauty of imperfection.