Shelley died on December 10th, 2018. At her request, we cared for her body at home for three days before she was cremated on the 13th. During those three days with shell, we transformed the cardboard coffin into an art portal using collage and glue and scissors and paint. It was a super grounding hands-on ritual for close friends and family.
(photos by Chloe Ziner)
If you are interested to read more details from the time surrounding Shelley’s death, how we cared for the body and more about MAiD, you can click through and read Jessica’s blog: https://jessicagabriel.ca/2019/05/09/over-my-moms-dead-body/