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The Benefits of Contemplating Death

The Benefits of Contemplating Death

Embracing Death to Live a More Fulfilling Life

The Benefits of Contemplating Death, aka The BCD, is a multi-platform art piece focused on embracing death to live more fulfilling lives. The first year consisted of a slightly-more-than-monthly online publication that came out every new moon, New York time. 

Here you will find the archive of this first year, which consists an amalgam of art, writing, photography, and interviews. There will be occasional updates here, but The BCD now continues on through my Death & Descent photography and through Moons of the Month.

Branding, Web Design, Photography, Social Media, & Writing

Branding

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Instagram Graphics

 Instagram graphic promoting an interview.
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 Instagram graphic with hand-lettered #deathmessage.

Projects

Death Messages

Death Messages are the thoughts you've been having about death that you haven't had a place to share, until now. With our society being all hush-hush about death, it can be hard to find a place to voice our experiences. Death Messages are a way to share your memories, fears, beliefs, and more.

Mail your Death Messages to:

The BCD
PO Box 322
Port Washington, NY 11050

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Descent Shoots

Descent Shoots are based on an ancient Sumerian myth where Inanna, the goddess of heaven and earth, decides to go visit her sister Ereshkigal, the goddess of the underworld. During the photoshoot, the model re-enacts this myth in order to confront the loss of identity that surrounds death. Reflecting on the impermanence of life allows the model to remember how precious each moment is and strip away that which is unimportant in their lives.

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Moons of the Month

Moons of the Month is a slightly-more-than-monthly moon calendar subscription that comes out every new moon. Each calendar is my own design, and is dedicated to celebrating the cycles of life and death. The moon grows and recedes, as do our lives. The continuous transformation of the moon reminds us that nothing lasts, so we should cherish every moment that we have. 

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Memento Mori Pin

No matter how we look or how successful we are, we will all die. Use this pin as a reminder to take advantage of every moment you have— put your everyday worries into perspective, show your loved ones how much you care, and follow your dreams. 

- 1" circle
- High-quality, cloisonné hard enamel
- Brass plating
- Rubber clutch

Limited edition of 100 pins.

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Articles