Ars Moriendi, Art work by Joanna Walsh
Joanna Walsh exhibiting her drawings of Sobell House at the WellCome Collection
Oxford artist Joanna Walsh is spending two weeks at Wellcome Collection, where you can watch her make a drawing based on her work with patients at Sobell House Hospice.
Her project entitled Ars Moriendi is based upon two Latin texts dating from 141 and 1450 which explain how to 'Die well', the first in a Western library tradition of guides to death.
What is a good death now?
"The woman who lives next door to me is dying. Her bedroom shares a wall with mine and I can hear her: sometimes she watches TV, sometimes she talks to herself, sometimes she is in pain. Her dying presence has necessarily become part of my life.
"She is having what most people consider to be a good death: in her own home, surrounded by family, something not everybody is lucky enough to experience." Joanna Walsh.
You can see Jo's Ars Moriendi project by clicking here.