Last semester, I worked with euphemisms in two forms: a handmade booklet and large vinyl type printed on the wall. Presenting them in a handheld format offers intimacy and interaction by allowing the viewer to hold the book, open it, and read through page by page, learning new phrases they have never seen, recognizing the ones they have, and considering all of them in a new way as they’re compiled and presented in an educational format. Pasting euphemisms of death on the wall with vinyl places them in an environment while offering life-sized, real, and unmissable statements. I want people to not only notice these phrases but live amongst them, reading them over and over again. Obsessing over every word and its contribution to stringing out the word “dead.” 
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