Tag Archives: Art About Death

Sand Sculptures Capture A Grieving Widow’s Life

Artist collective Sand In Your Eye depicts wartime loss

Those aren’t tears. You just have sand in your eyes. This is the concept behind Sand In Your Eye, a group of artists who craft memorable and heartbreaking portraits out of unconventional materials. They build enormous sand portraits, carve pumpkins … Continue reading

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The Five Stages of Grief, Turned Upside Down

Graphic designer Witchoria represents grief using gorgeous landscapes

Like the seven deadly sins, the five stages of grief have been dissected over and over by thousands of artists, each with a slightly different variation on the same theme. The problem with the five stages of grief is that … Continue reading

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Terminal Illness Ties Bring Death into Fashion

An artist creates stunning neckties designed to educate and make us smile

We often think of fashion as a fun distraction from the stress of daily life. Most fashion designers celebrate lighthearted youth, beauty and vitality, with brands claiming to shave 10 years off of your appearance using only a well-tailored dress … Continue reading

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“The Unforgetting” Explores the Evolution of Grief

Artist Peter Watkins makes evolving photos and installations following his mother's suicide

An artist confronting grief has the almost insurmountable task of expressing deep, complex feelings to complete strangers. This is especially true for an artist dealing with the death of a parent. It is even more so when the death was … Continue reading

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Our Weekly Tip: Create An Altar or Meditation Space to Keep Memories Alive

A physical place to remember creates context for groundlessness

Our Tip of the Week: The experience of bereavement (literally, to be torn apart) often comes with a sense of groundlessness — like the rug has been pulled out from under your feet, throwing you into a free-fall where your … Continue reading

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When Everyday Objects Become Sacred

An artist remembers the loss of her mother through photography

After artist Beatriz Ruibal lost her mother, Carmen, she discovered that her grief was painful and slow. Two years later, every inanimate object in Ruibal’s home became a reminder of her mother’s death, and Ruibal found that she couldn’t escape from … Continue reading

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