Emily Payne / Five Days
Aquatic Park-SFSC, SF
How can creativity be an ally in helping us connect to both the living and the dead?
Emily Payne created an outdoor wall drawing dedicated to her father, whom she lost at the age of ten. The anniversary of his drowning accident and subsequent death, five days later, happened to fall right during the week of Reimagine End of Life, a city-wide conversation celebrating and exploring big questions about life and death.
My collaboration with Emily was through documentation of this work, from the studio preparation of her unique book cover canvasses to the installation at Aquatic Park, her brilliant engagement with visitors and contemplative work facing the water.