Tag Archives: Art About Death

Adrian Arleo’s Sculptures About Loss Meld Nature with Humankind

The sculptor crafts haunting displays that represent loss, death and rebirth

When we die, our bodies eventually revert back to nature, allowing new life to occupy the space that we’ve left behind. Few artists are able to capture this complex cycle of death and rebirth as accurately as Adrian Arleo. Her … Continue reading

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“The Ivory Mirror” Exhibit Asks Students To Consider Death

Questions about mortality and self are important for young people to think about

A liberal arts college in New England is intentionally making its students think about death and their own mortality. Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, is currently hosting an art exhibition titled “The Ivory Mirror: The Art of Mortality in Renaissance Europe” … Continue reading

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How Can Jewish Funeral Traditions Help Families Cope with Grief?

An interview with Rabbi Me'irah, Part One

Today, SevenPonds speaks with Rabbi Me’irah, a San Francisco-based rabbi and visual artist. After earning a master’s degree in social work from Portland State University, Rabbi Me’irah spent 15 years in the field. Along the way, she reconnected with her spirituality and … Continue reading

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The Circle of Life — in Stop-Motion

A short film explores the relationship between life and death

The circle of life happens all around us every moment. And yet it’s a difficult concept to think about on a daily basis. The stages of youth, old age, death, decomposition and rebirth happen so slowly that we rarely notice them … Continue reading

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Performance Art Illuminates the Five Stages of Grief

"A Study of Who" uses lighting, dance and music to communicate about loss

Loss results in a messy, complex set of emotions that affect all five senses. Sometimes, you see the face of the person you lost in a stranger. You smell a hint of their perfume in an elevator. Perhaps you hear … Continue reading

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Coping with Grief in Vibrant Color

An artist deals with the loss of a child

On April 8, 2014, artist Seth Remsnyder had to say goodbye to his son, Robert Langdon Remsnyder. His child was stillborn. And although he and his wife Janet knew ahead of time that their son had died in the womb, … Continue reading

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