by Paul Flippen
“I lost my father to a stroke his third day in the hospital. He didn’t die for another month.” A memoir in images and text, 36 days uses thirty-six drawings and thirty-six text panels to narrate one family’s experience of the end of life and one son’s relationship with his dying father. This impactful book examines the emotions and ethics of dealing with illness and death, revealing the difficulties a family must face while seeking to do what is best for a loved one who is soon to pass from this life. Shifting from crisp scientific renderings to the atmospherics of memory, the words and images in 36 days navigate one account of modern medicine meeting family history.
ISBN: 978-1-947067-72-1 (print; softcover; perfect bound)
Paul Flippen was born in Berlin, Germany, and as an Army Brat bounced around between Germany, Texas, and California at the whim of the Pentagon. He earned a BFA in Painting and a BA in Art History, both from the University of Texas at Austin. He completed his studies at Pratt Institute, New York, receiving an MFA in Painting and an MS in the Theory, Criticism, and History of Art. Paul is a painter whose work features layers of pattern, abstraction, and imagery that communicate through several visual languages simultaneously, inviting the viewer to enter a dialog with the work.
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