The Mural

Grief Is a Beast That Will Never Be Tamed is a public art project that offers a meditation on loss and invites passersby to share rituals, practices, and texts which have provided solace. Inspired by the myth of the Minotaur, which originated in Crete, the first mural was created in Heraklion, Greece.

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2017, Heraklion, Greece. The mural is located at Giannikou 37 near Kafeneion O Lakkos. Acrylic, paper. 5.5 m wide x 3 m tall (18 ft wide x 10 ft tall). Greek translation by Antonis Tsirikoudis. With support from the Lakkos Artist Residency.

The collage for Grief Is a Beast That Will Never Be Tamed is built from pieces of several Renaissance and Baroque paintings (below), including The Entombment of Christ by Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (1656); Salome with the Head of John the Baptist by Caravaggio (1609); and Michelangelo’s Pietà (1499).