In Memory

chandler hill gravestone deaths head carvingEach stone carver had his own graphic style within the evolving New England historical themes, which can be found repeated amongst the markers in a given cemetery or locality. To our twenty-first century eyes, this craftsman’s rendition of the traditional death’s head motif might appear whimsical rather than solemn.

Another World

gravestone moss world satelliteMoss and lichen encrust a boulder marking a two-hundred-year-old gravesite, reminding me of a satellite view of our precious, sustaining planet spinning through cold emptiness. The cycles of life and death generate the ever-changing colors at which we wonder…