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Death

Brenda Brousseau

2016
Beaded Mandala
14" x 14" x 3"
$ 3,400
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.
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