Sharon Kopriva has dedicated herself to making sense out of death and trying to inspire her audience to reexamine this taboo subject with her. She feels a special affinity to the many artists, including Mathias Grünewald, Francisco de Goya, Edvard Munch, James Ensor, and the Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) wood carvers, who have dealt with the troubling reality of humankind's mortality. . . .

photo: courtesy of the artist
I am afraid of death, but also fascinated by it. Death is not an end, but part of a cycle -- there is continuation, rebirth.1