Four hand-drawn films depict the ancient legend of Orpheus and Eurydice. Commissioned by LIFT for their circus in a cemetery performance tour
An older man wearing a fresh-pressed white shirt asks if I know where he could find Easter candy. ‘It’s down there past the matzoh’ I reply, pointing to the other end of seasonal.
‘I’m shopping for my sister, she really loves those peeps.’
‘Really?’ I smile. Clearly, he’s not done talking, so we both walk towards the packs of blue and pink chicks.
‘After Easter service every year I put peeps on her grave... you know, it cheers her up.’
Thanks man in aisle 5. You cheered me up too.
Death is Ugli
Saying farewell but never goodbye, a tribute to Leonard Cohen.
The transcendent spiritual trance at the edge of impermanence.
The delicately dark narrative of art and craft.
Architecture and the artist, when man encounters the divine.
Stacked stones become a poetic dance of form and energy, birth and death.
Honoring the tradition of Quranic scholars and copyists
Mourning becomes the great uniter where nations and individuals can change completely.
#5 Elsa Mora captures impermanence
#4 Literally judging a book by its cover
#3 Sophie Gamand is deconstructing fear
#2 Portraits are "a metaphor for how we carry our stories with us."
#1 Melanie Bilenker captures the ordinary experience
Something special is happening at Columbia University
When 90% of people say they want to talk about their end-of life wishes, but only 27% have done so, something has to change.
One bad death experience teaches us why everyone should prepare long before the end.
Thom Browne designs funeral dressing