Death and The Arts brings people together from all over the world to explore the topics of death, life and the arts. This is a safe space for interviews and conversations and to learn how people from different cultures view and do death.



When I began working as a hospice social worker in Los Angeles in 1994, I became fascinated with how different cultures view and do death. It is difficult for many people to talk about death but what I discovered was that people could talk about death more easily if it was related to art. It could be a song, a book, a photo, a film, a poem, a painting or a play about death that moved them to talk. My dream of exploring different cultures' views of death through art has been over twenty years in the making. 

Please email me if you would like to be interviewed or to recommend someone for me to interview. I am looking for all kinds of people from all over the world. You do not have to be a professional painter, photographer, writer, poet, musician, actor, filmmaker, sculptor, chef, dancer, fashion designer, or any other kind of artist to be included. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.

Welcome to the Death and The Arts community. Let's connect, learn, share and see some amazing art.

Betsy Trapasso, MSW

end of life guide and advocate


Los Angeles, California, USA