About Project Grief

Danica Wixom Thurber

Hi I'm Danica.

Nice to meet you!

When I was twelve years old, my dad passed away of a sudden heart attack. I struggled to understand and express my grief for many years afterward, and art was sometimes my only outlet for grief. 

I graduated from Washington State University with a thesis on "Cultural Expressions of Grief Through Art", which was published in an online journal that same year. Since then, I have spoken at multiple conferences nationwide and led grief art workshops throughout the Northwest. I am now a practicing artist and certified Therapeutic Art Life Coach. 

I created project Grief to help others who are wading their way through grief and loss.

Learn more about my story of loss, grief, and learning to express it all through my art.