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“The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?”

- Edgar Allan Poe
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Mike Egan’s Paintings Explore the Whimsical Side of Death

Fine arts grad and former embalmer Mike Egan's paintings playfully balance life and death

Mike Egan is definitely using all his professionally-acquired skills these days. Since graduating from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania’s Bachelor of Fine Arts program in 2000, and then taking a detour through a career as an embalmer and funeral director, he … Continue reading

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What is the Art of the Dying? An Interview with Deidre Scherer

The fabric and thread artist captures the journey of the dying process

Today SevenPonds speaks with Deidre Scherer, a Vermont-based artist whose portraits capture the journey of others in the various stages of the dying process. Working with the mediums of fabric and thread, Deidre’s work is able to capture the simultaneous … Continue reading

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