THE LIFE AND DEATH ISSUE


Fran Schindler volunteers to sit by the deathbed of those who ask

Fran Schindler lives alone in a yellow townhouse in a quiet Chapel Hill neighborhood. The walls of the 75-year-old’s living room are covered with her own art — three-dimensional mixed media pieces made from driftwood and twisted metal, abstract paintings with splashes of color that might be faces or animals or anything else depending how you look at them.