Susan Elaine Jones
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Finding new ways to display human skeletons for study and to highlight the differences in form and structure that tell of their lives.

Mapping the skull

Using the various types of map projections, the shape of a real human skull is drawn into various 2D maps, highlighting both the spatial and size relationships in the skull as well as the strengths and weaknesses of different map types.

Line drawings

Single line drawings of skeletons and skulls

My Events

Things to do when you're dead
18 May 2019 - 12:00 to 17:00
Activities, art, games, interaction on death awareness
Things to do when you're dead

July Open Studios


Handling death - TV interview about event on the 18th May
Encouraging artists, and the general public, to take a closer look at human skeletons in order to come to terms with mortality. There is a free public event at the City Crematorium with art displays, drawing tuition and even a comedy improv group
Handling death - TV interview about event on the 18th May
Handling death and skeletons
Cambridge Open Studios artist coverage in today's Cambridge Independent (17th April 2019)
Handling death and skeletons
Learning how to use the COS website
Really good tuition session from Marion and Clare
Learning how to use the COS website

photography, drawing
Susan began photographing in 2003. Her artistic expression was liberated by becoming ill with ME/CFS. This long term illness changed her view of life
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Susan explores aspects of health, mortality and experience. Whenever possible she goes to explore the wonderful treasures on display in the many amazing museums in the country, and occasionally blogging about them.

‚ÄčAlso considering the impact of long term ill health, and the insular isolation from society that it imposes, she considers life and death and what it means to her. She works with death awareness campaigns, co-founding Dying for Life in Cambridge, as well as speaking and sharing images of skeletons to help people come to terms with their mortality.