Type of Grief

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.