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Tag Archives: art and grief
Allowing the storm to transform understandings of self and world
“Remnant” by Jean L. Kreiling challenges our desire to go back to the way things were. We all wish for that at some point or another, being tugged out of our comfort zone by life’s insistent and dynamic flux. And … Continue reading
Patrick McNally shares his insights on ritual, art and funerals
Today SevenPonds speaks with Patrick McNally, the inspired real-life funeral director behind the blog The Daily Undertaker, which explores ritual and art surrounding death and dying. In this second part of our two-part interview, Patrick discusses the significance of ritual and how … Continue reading
Autumn Skye Morrison finds beauty in the big picture
Autumn Skye Morrison has been called a visionary artist, but it could just as easily be said that she simply sees the bigger picture of our time on Earth. Her paintings are saturated with themes of birth, death and transformation, … Continue reading
Song expresses determination to continue living life after loss
Swedish sister duo First Aid Kit skillfully express the need to find meaning and pleasure in life after experiencing hardship. In “My Silver Lining,” they sing: Take me some place where there’s music and there’s laughter… There’s no starting over, … Continue reading
Felix Gonzalez-Torres' billboard installation "Untitled" speaks to love and loss
Between February 20th and March 18th of 1991, 24 billboards throughout Manhattan showcased the monochrome image of an unmade double bed with rumpled sheets and depressions of a head in the center of each of the two pillows. No explanation accompanied the image; … Continue reading