Memento Mori

"The lovely and emotionally constrained portrait, Memento Mori, brings together many symbolic elements of decay and depletion, a recurring motif in Macri’s art, especially the process of organic rot fomenting new life. Ironically the portrait almost undercuts the import of its title. Reminding us of our human frailty, our mortality, the inevitability of our demise, the portrait is brimming with life. As usual there is the signature combination of the normal with the bizarre; in this instance, seed heads of autumnal flowers and fragments of sloughed off skin, or even pieces of a dead hive covering the skull out of which a tuft of grey hair is seen. From my imaginary position in the wings I am half-tempted to rush on to the stage of this performance and rip it off."
Kenneth Radu (Ghost in the Wings: Macri and Me)

"I love it, that is all you need to know, that I love it! This is extraordinary to me. I could look at it forever. Would Shakespeare pen a play about you!"
Phillip Wilcher (Australian composer and pianist)