The Memory Vessel series is inspired by historic photographs of the WW1 naval war. The work comments on the pathos of obsolete power and the tragedy of imperialism.
Much of the work explores the now almost forgotten conflicts Empires fought for control of distant colonies.
Mark draws parallels between modelmaking and the shaman’s ancient practice of making to exert control over dangerous situations. Arms race and unsustainable competition remain as dangerous now as in the early 20 C.