Russian photographer Maria Ionova-Gribina created this deeply unhappy photograph sequence known as “Natura Morta” to honor the useless animals she discovered throughout her summer time bicycle rides. All the animals pictured died of pure causes or automotive accidents and had been discovered quickly after their demise. The flower beds and pictures pay respect to the deceased animals and meditate on the cycle of life and demise.
“When me and my brother discovered a useless mole, chook or bug we buried them on the border of a forest. And we adorned the grave with flowers and stones. Most likely it was a youngsters’s curiosity, our first research of mortality,” remembers the photographer in her artist’s assertion. “On this challenge I work with my childhood reminiscences and with the topic of life and demise.”