Victoria and Albert Museum

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Where do we go when we disappear?

Where do we go when we disappear?

There is a line that connects all the illustrations on this book. The end papers start with a path that goes through all the pages until the final end papers (we see the path getting smaller and smaller).
There are images minimal, very simple and other more complex. Some say things that the text doesn't say, others don't tell everything that the text says. Together (text and images) they tell the story, they ask the questions, they make you think. Life, death, loss...

Some people go home to sleep. Others go out to dance. Others do a little dancing in their sleep.
Once they’ve changed into clouds, all puddles go to heaven.
Even something as solid as a rock will disappear one day.