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This series was born as I attempted a challenge for the Day of the Dead by Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine. My dear husband had recently been on a business trip to Berlin and had taken some fascinating photos of skulls engraved into gothic churches in Berlin. Some of the skulls adorned doorways and others were beneath angels and some donning bat wings. It seems strange to my Western eyes that skulls would be part of a Christian church décor. However, death and reminders of death were probably part of the reality of living back then. Our American way of idolizing youth and “cheating” death keeps us from looking death fully in the face. These pieces were admittedly uncomfortable for me to process, even though I am a hospice nurse who deals with death on a weekly basis. Death is part of life and as a follower of Christ I know that I will live eternally with Him as the scripture says, “O death, where is your victory? O death where is your sting?” 1 Co 15:15. So I took these skulls and added some levity to them through paint and ink. They remind me of lifes impermanence and deaths escort to Eternity. They will be going to Matter Gallery in Olympia, WA.