This past September, our close friend Jean passed away. Jean lived on New Hamburger, a wonderful artist, carpenter and farming community in Central Vermont. So what happens when a key member of a creative community passes away? The community rallies together to build and decorate the casket.
To make a custom casket, we first need to understand Jean's dimensions - her height, width and depth. When we saw the numbers on paper the dimensions seemed too small - especially the depth. To get comfortable with the depth, we mocked up a test depth. Here Bruce, Jean's son, tests the depth. In the end, the depth and width were correct. We made a mistake on the length; we built the casket using Jean's standing height but we failed to factor in that her feet would point downward when in repose.
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