17 Feb 2011

Afterlife Lithos

Three colour litho and book cover idea for Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian. (1999) The image depicts the blue tunnel ascending from the lethal injection facility in Huntsville, Texas and up to heaven.

This lithograph is an idea for an afterlife after reading David Eagleman’s Sum: Tales from the Afterlives. (2010)

Kurt Vonnegut took over from Isaac Asimov as the honorary president for the American Humanist Association.This is an extract from the introduction of God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian explaining his religious position:

About belief or lack of belief in an afterlife: Some of you may know that I’m niether Christian nor Jewish nor Buddhist, nor a conventionally religious person of any sort. I am a humanist, which means, in part, that I have tried to behave decently without any expectation of rewards or punishments after I’m dead. (1999, p.9)