To Die For

Most obituaries read like a fill-in-the-blanks form: name, year of birth, loved her family, married the love of his life, had a sense of humour, accomplished much. I prefer those obituaries that give us one or two glimpses of a life well lived and make us wish we had known that person. I have chosen sentences from real obituaries, as they were published, and paired them with portraits of imaginary people as a reminder of the hidden quirks and charms of the people who surround us. I want you, the viewer, to read the sentence and imagine the story behind it.

Acrylic on wood and found objects; most images 8×8”, the last two are 12.75 x 12.75”.