Selected Works > Bring Back That Braid and Kill Your Own Snake: Customized Burial Vessels and Afterlife Ritual Plans

At the end he said, “I don’t want to die”, I said “Dad you should have thought of that”.

Everyone experiences death in their own way, some are clam, or silent while other’s are long events or perhaps even sudden. Experiencing the death of my father was felt very complicated; it lasted over twelve years and was filled with fear, frustration, fights, anguish, and confusion. Others experiences may vary of course. After that length of time in the process of death, everything that you come to understand about ones passing has changed. The fears about death subside, and you come across something different and it just feels the same as life.


In Bring Back That Braid and Kill Your Own Snake: Customized Burial Vessels and Afterlife Ritual Plans I designed burial vessels and funerary plans, just as events in life are planned and arranged, for my father (deceased) mother (living) and myself. Each afterlife burial event and ash dispersal modes are personally specific and present ways as to which dealing with the deaths of our loved ones can be explored as eventful moments being beautifully ritualized just as our lives are.