Ars Moriendi: The art of dying
Wednesday 2 March 2011 - Sunday 20 March 2011
What is a good death now?
"The woman who lives next door to me is dying. Her bedroom
shares a wall with mine and I can hear her: sometimes she watches
TV, sometimes she talks to herself, sometimes she is in pain. Her
dying presence has necessarily become part of my life.
"She is having what most people consider to be a good death: in
her own home, surrounded by family, something not everybody is
lucky enough to experience." Joanna Walsh
Joanna is spending two weeks at Wellcome Collection, where you
can watch her make a drawing based on her work with patients at
Sobell House Hospice.
See photographs of Joanna and the work in progress on
Memories of the deaths of friends, family and loved ones contributed anonymously by visitors to Ars Moriendi and to the website.
Preparatory sketches for 'Ars Moriendi' made at the Sobell Hospice in Oxford.