James Esber

U.M.I.R.U.

Selected Drawings


An ongoing group drawing project in which the artist is asking close friends and family to remake a single memento mori image. The reconstructions are done by making marks on top of a reproduction of Esber's original drawing (based on a 17th C painting by Pieter Claesz). The evolving collection constitutes a single work of art, a group portrait of connected individuals alive at the same time.
Each participant receives a small trade drawing in exchange for their participation.


Trade Drawings


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