Jill Littlewood

Jill Littlewood studied art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where her favorite class was Funerary Art. This began a life long interest in death rituals and the art that is created for them. Her work around death includes poetry, book making, installations, photography, calligraphy and painting . Jill is an accomplished papermaker and in 2010 she made an installation 85’ long and 10’ high called “Death and Other Lives.” It toured the U.S. for four years. Jill is also involved in restorative work around racial justice and generational trauma. She and her friend Charlotte Sherman have brought together forty artists who have created work having to do with lynching and the effects that continue in our culture today. This work is connected to the story Lucidity is working with this year of “Ordeal-Death-Rebirth.”

Workshops & Presentations

  • The Art of Death

    60 min | Altar of Spirit

    The history of funerary art is often unrecognized, but from the Egyptian pyramids to Día De los Muertos we all know something of death rituals. This presentation will explore global traditions as well as ways contemporary artists create celebrations of life, and grieving loss, by making art. There will be time to create an offering to a loved one and share them if desired.

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