Musician Caricature Portraits

Client: York University / Personal

Fifty portraits of singers and musicians were drawn to be used in my self-produced Secular Hymnal series. This five-volume series of “hymnals” combines the restorative and therapeutic effects of singing with the meditative potential of song lyrics as a program to reflect on and recover from trauma. By sorting popular music according to Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’ five stages of grief, a diverse collection of popular music is used to guide users through the stages of denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and – ultimately – acceptance.