When he lost his father to cancer, David Powell couldn't accept the words of comfort people tried to offer.
"They'd say 'Aren't you so glad you know what you know?' " Powell said, referring to the teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints about what happens to the soul after death. "To me, it was painful to hear that. It was well-intended, and I don't fault them for that, but I just thought, 'What is it I know?' I don't know anything. Does anybody really know what happens after death?"
Over time, through art, he was able to find hope. An exhibit of the art he created, exploring his feelings about life and death, opens March 4 in Ogden's Universe City gallery in conjunction with the First Friday Art Stroll.