Memento Mori: We are the music makers
silver, brass, stainless steel, 24k, ruby, rhodolite garnet
5.3 x 2.8 x 1.5 cm and 6 x 2.7 x 1.4 cm
The skeleton memento mori is part of my personal collection.
The angel memento mori is in a private collection.

We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams
— Arthur O'Shaughnessy

Our music is a beautiful way to share emotion and self-expression, and it is the music of the natural world that makes this possible--buzzing, growls, chirps, rustling, howling and peeps--this wondrous symphony envelopes us with life. These mechanical memento mori encourage us to envision a paradigm that celebrates, respects and protects our biodiverse planet, so that we can continue our music making.