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Literal and Figurative Wounds in Frida Kahlo’s “La Venadita”

The painting is one of the artist's clearest interpretations on death and suffering

Choosing just one Frida Kahlo work about death isn’t an easy task. The artist flirted with death in nearly every painting she released, owing to her numerous near-death experiences. One of my favorite Kahlo paintings is also one of her … Continue reading

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How Does Grief Affect the Creative Process? An Interview with Photographer Sarah Treanor, Part One

A fine art photographer discusses how art helped her cope with the sudden death of her fiancé

Today, SevenPonds spoke with Sarah Treanor, a fine art photographer and writer, based in Ohio. Her recent body of work, Still, Life, consists of self-portraits that explore her grieving process following the sudden death of her fiancé in 2012. Juniper: How does … Continue reading

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Picasso’s Blues: Portraits of Loss

Picasso's Blue Period helps us cultivate compassion in difficult times

Pablo Picasso, a Spanish artist known widely for sparking the Cubist movement, had a long and prolific career that art historians have divided into distinct time-based categories, or “Periods.” With the suicide of his friend Carlos Casagemas in 1901, Picasso’s … Continue reading

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Our Weekly Tip: Expressing and Healing from Your Grief Through Artwork

Creating artwork can greatly help those struggling to cope with and heal from the grieving process after a loved one’s death

Our Tip of the Week: Sometimes words escape us when we are trying to express ourselves during our grieving process after a loss. That is why creating art — whether by yourself or with the help of an art therapist … Continue reading

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How Do Children Heal from Loss? An Interview with Daniel Clifford, Part Two

In the second part of his two-part interview, counselor Daniel Clifford talks about what parents can do to help their child understand death and loss

In part two of a two-part interview, SevenPonds speaks with marriage and family therapist Daniel Clifford. Through his work as a counselor and yoga instructor, Daniel has expertise in coping with complicated grief mentally and physically. He began his work … Continue reading

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Our Weekly Tip: “Love Box” for Children in the Stages of Grief

An easy healing craft to help kids express their grief

Our Tip of the Week: There are plenty of DIY activities out there for those who are grieving – remembrance quilts, balloon releases, etc. But what about activities specifically made for children in the stages of grief? It’s important to … Continue reading

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