Holly Smiles

The Subject of Death

Why is it that we find death so difficult to talk about? How can we change this perception? This collection of urns is intended to probe questions related to death, encouraging us to reconsider how we might reframe this moment. The pieces show an empathy that we each have different deeds to help us through; whether that be the need to hold onto keepsake objects, lighting a candle to mark significant events or sharing memories through a digital memorial.

A collection of urns encouraging the discussion of death.

BA(Hons)Design for Industry
Northumbria University