Death and The Arts brings artists and other people together from all over the world to explore the topics of death, life and the arts. It is a safe space for interviews and conversations and to learn how people from different cultures view and do death.
About Death and The Arts
When I began working as a hospice social worker in Los Angeles in 1994, I became fascinated with how different cultures view and do death. It is difficult for many people to talk about death but what I discovered was that people could talk about death more easily if it was related to art. It could be a song, a book, a photo, a film, a poem, a painting or a play about death that moved them to talk. My dream of exploring different cultures' views of death through art has been over twenty years in the making.
I am interviewing artists and other people to see how the arts influence their views and thoughts about death. They will also share about the art they create.
My first published interview is with Greg Nobile, a Tony and Olivier award winning Broadway theater producer. You can read it on the website.
I want people from different cultures to learn from each other and to share their experiences. I am hoping that it will spark online and real world end-of-life conversations. I also plan to create shows around the world to showcase some of the art and artists.