Interview with S. Elizabeth, author of 'The Art of Darkness' and 'The Art of the Occult'
The Art of Darkness and The Art of the Occult. These books are amazing introductions to a wide variety of art forms, but also contain insightful musings on the topics and their effects. I am very grateful to S. Elizabeth for her time and to the lovely Melody at Quarto Knows for introducing us.
- - - - - -ways in the time I’ve know them: conjurers of the weird and macabre, such as Becky Munich, Amy Earles, and Caitlin McCormack. “Death Positive” creators such as Rebecca Reeves, Susan Jamison, and Paul Koudanaris, whose works spark empathy and awareness, reminding us that open conversations about death and dying are a cornerstone of a healthy society. Come to think of it, and going back to a previous question, the chapter Matters of Mortality is a favorite of mine as well. We’re all shuffling off of this mortal coil one day, but death is treated as such a taboo subject. No one wants to address the grim reaper elephant in the room. I think art is such an interesting and beautiful way to get people talking about it.
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I want to thank S. Elizabeth for her detailed and thoughtful answers, which gave me a whole new appreciation for both her own books and the art she shares.