Printmaking Experiments: Death Forgotten

The Japanese phrase “wasure-mono” translates directly as “forget-thing”, like an umbrella on a train, or a jellied quince in a hotel fridge in Izmir (long story).

I don’t think we have an equivalent phrase in English.

A memento mori encourages us to remember death.

If you absentmindedly forgot death, perhaps just left it behind like a warsure-mono, we could call that obliti mortem:

More experiments with making prints from large, engraved panels of foam insulation. Again with the nasty edges. I’m working on that.

Please excuse the poorly lit photos.

Detail (like a jellied quince in a hotel fridge in Izmir):

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