Drawing portraits of #dying people in #hospice taught this artist about #living. #hpm @claudiabicen

"Sitting in the museum’s atrium the day before the show opened, Biçen, 29, said she embarked on the project believing the dying might have lessons to teach her.

'Birth and death – these two moments of life are really sacred, and everything in between is kind of the madness of life,' she said. 'I thought that lying there on your deathbed you’re going to be confronting your life. What did it feel like to be dying? I think most people haven’t had a conversation with someone who is dying. It’s just pushed out of social consciousness and I think that’s problematic'."