Type of Grief
Public, yet intensely private portraits of those who die and those who grieve
Roadside memorials. Public displays of perhaps the most private instant—the one when life stops and not-life begins. The fallout is powerful enough to make typographers and installation artists of those whose grief exceeds their belief that they cannot draw a straight line.
On hallowed ground, these works represent the most visceral manifestation of vernacular and installation art. I sometimes come across mementos nestled in tall grass, left by those who have visited.