A charnel house is a house for bones, an ossuary for the dead. It’s also a place for transformations.
This piece was inspired by Apologia, an essay by the writer Barry Lopez, in which he insists on the worth of stopping to honour road-killed animals. “You never know,” he suggests, “the ones you give some semblance of a burial, to whom you offer an apology, may have been like seers in a parallel culture. It’s an act of respect, a technique of awareness.”
It has been described as a “beautiful, strangely intimate experience; a moving articulation of loss.”(Persephone Pearl, ONCA Gallery)