Death is Nothing At All

calligraphy, illustration, copperplate, copperplate script, poem, poetry, death, bereavement, family, loved ones, art, artist, pointed pen, walnut ink, alstroemerias, flowers, fresh flowers, micron pen

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These are close-ups from a full poem I calligraphed titled, “Death is Nothing at All” by Henry Scott Holland. My client, Jack, read the poem at his late sister’s funeral and his brother-in-law asked him for a copy of it. Jack wanted to present it to him as a gift rather than a copy or a printout. We chatted about the poem and he emailed me a copy of the text. The poem is from the perspective of the deceased, a comforting reminder of all the ways they never truly leave us. I love gift commissions — I enjoy ferrying love and thoughtfulness from one person to another.

Copperplate Script in walnut ink on Bristol Board. The flowers are done in sienna Micron pen and colored with Prismacolor colored pencils.

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