Hollywood Forever Cemetery Los Angeles, CA
Hollywood Forever
Lake View
portable tombstone
The Fields
Socrates
Spaces Gallery

I began the epitaph project at Hollywood Forever Cemetery In 1995. I purchased a grave plot, erected a slate tombstone/chalkboard on it, and invited the interventions of the community at large in a collaborative process. I am intermittently present to document epitaphs and always attend the Day of the Dead celebration the Cemetery holds each October. The Cemetery produced and collaborated with me on a short, subtly instructional video about the project with narrative by Tim O'Gara that you can view on their web site below.

 
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day of the dead