The Beauty in Life – Rodney’s Death

In late April, 2018 I found a dead dolphin. He was laying on a beach the next town over to me and was already in a state of decay as he was quite far away down the coast from any…

The Beauty in Life - Rodney’s Death

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In late April, 2018 I found a dead dolphin. He was laying on a beach the next town over to me and was already in a state of decay as he was quite far away down the coast from any civilization, about an hours walk from any houses or shops.

I went home that night and thought about this dolphin lying on the beach, his life and how he died. I knew that I wanted to do something in honor of him, but I wasn’t quite sure what. I just knew that I wanted it to be respectful and a tribute to the life that this beautiful mammal had lived previously.

The next day I returned with my family, we all said a prayer around the animal I now call Rodney and for lack of a better term, we chopped his head off his body. I said sorry to him, that I hoped he was in peace and asked that he forgive me for what I was doing.

I shallowly buried him in my garden, as I wasn’t sure what to do next. Although, I knew that one day I would know what to do and this is what leads us all here. The skull in this story has been through a lot of care, attention, cleaning, and preserving.

I did not know Rodney in his life, but in his death I have learnt a lot from him. Respect for living creatures and care and attention.

This animation contains approximately 786 hand drawn illustrations all layered on top of each other to create this moving image piece. It is dedicted to Rodney and his life.

Music – Blackfish by Jeff Beal

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