RE: Max Frances
I am an artist made of wire and string and the bones of someone else I used to be. For me creativity is as necessary as respiration. I fight my demons with pencils and paint them into corners. Inspiration comes from nature and the magic and mystery to be found behind the banal mask of the everyday.
Although all life is equally precious, I am especially drawn to the ungainly magnificence of vultures. As a scavenger myself, I enjoy using recycled, found and unexpected materials. I find beauty in that which is ignored and disdained.
'Mori' is primarily inspired by the Memento Mori and the dolls in the collection, it is a reflection on the strange, out of time quality I see in museum exhibits of all kinds and the stories people tell themselves about items whose origin has passed beyond living memory.