kathleen edwards

"Gone"

"Gone: an Artist's Book of the Dead" is a graphic memoir of my spiritual and creative journey. From my adolescent terror of mortality to my dying father's bedside almost 50 years later, death has been my companion and guide. An evangelical Christian childhood with a troubled mother fueled my questioning of religious dogma, while an awakening to the power of self-expression sustained me. Through divorce, artist's block, menopause and other challenges, creative practice has been my way to navigate change, loss and grief. Death, both literal and metaphorical, is interwoven throughout - just as it is in life.

Death is the last taboo. Like the weather, it's big!  It's everywhere! Except that people DON'T like to talk about it! Making death a more common part of the conversation can transform how we live.

Shown here are the first ten pages plus ten additional (random) pages.