Memorial projects provide a meaningful and generative focus at times when there is a tendency to attend only to the impact of aging and illness on the body. I will assist you in the enlivening process of designing and completing a gift that will remain in the world after you die. Memorial art projects can […]
Memorial Arts include rituals, art objects, collaborations that honor the lives of, and our continuing and transformed connections to, our dead.
Its a zine. It’s a book. It’s an album…. I discovered these zines in my early 20s, when I was first experiencing people with dementia and the warehousing of elders, encouraged me to expand my experience and my imagination, more possibilities for connection and joy. In 1979 I took a job as activities director at […]
This film from 2008 is about deathcare in rural Japan thru the eyes of a young man who returns to his home town and learns a “new” trade.
“Our beloved cat Pagu died in 2017 – she was a true witch cat, a very powerful healing being. While she was alive I would collect her whiskers and claws and when she died I placed them on my altar. Last year, I posted about wanting to cast one into gold and turn it into […]
A beautiful intimate doc film about death within the life cycle of the family. website for the film
Artist, educator, and book illustrator, Miriam Klein Stahl created this book to honor and to preserve the stories of her grandmother, Frieda Molasky.
Maggie died unexpectedly in her sleep. Her painting studio was preserved as she left it for her memorial and a book was made of the space that she occupied as a memorial to the artist that her loved ones could bring home with them.
“Ankle Deep,” the artist’s final creative project before her death from Cancer was a huge beautiful collaboration that culminated in a public performance after her death.
02.24.1961 – 06.23.2006Films