14 x 14 x 3
Beaded Mandala

This is part of the series Garden of Truth.

I started out on social media asking people about their truths.
Death is the one thing that visits us all. It is the one thing a lot of people have trouble talking about.

This was the first in the Garden of Truth series. I found I even had a hard time going back to it and finishing it. During this time, my parents moved twice within 4 months. They first moved into assisted living and then they moved into a memory care facility.  As I cleaned out their apartment, I got teary eyed when I hit the junk drawer, all those things that we cannot throw away. As I looked through the bits and pieces I thought about life and death, what we leave behind for others to clean up.

This activity is made possible in part by a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.