STILL LIFE: Towards a Remembrance of Elliott Paul Orr (1970 – 2002). Today, April 4, 2022, is the twentieth anniversary of the death, at age 31, of Elliott Paul Orr, a gifted sculptor from Archdale, North Carolina, whom John Crutchfield met while both were studying art at the North Carolina Governor’s School West in 1987. In commemoration of Elliott’s death, the online arts and culture journal berfrois has just published John’s personal essay on their friendship. At once memoir and meditation, the essay represents one person’s attempt to come to terms with the suicide of a beloved friend.
To read the essay, click here.