THE IDEA



Why do we only seem to truly commemorate ourselves and others after we have passed? It doesn't seem right that only once we die are artefacts and memorials placed in our honour; physical manifestations of our memory that we will never get to see or experience.


In an online survey I asked respondents to submit a "Life Epitaph" – a quote or mantra that they feel related to their life as it is now. We are always changing, and who we are now may not be who we are when we die.


From 32 responses came "Epitaphs for Life" – a memorial-style installation and accompanying book that serves to celebrate life as we live it, not just afterwards.