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Willow Row Barrow Finds Inspiration in Old Burial Techniques

The columbarium is the first stone barrow built in Cambridgeshire in 3,500 years

Columbariums are usually simple, utilitarian spaces, designed solely for the purpose of storing the ashes of those who have died. Often part of a funeral home or a church, they rarely provide space for family and friends to gather and … Continue reading

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Hofheide Crematorium Uses Shadow to Create A Work of Art

Modern crematoriums abandon architectural norms in favor of bold designs

In the past, a crematorium had one simple purpose: to cremate the dead. Today, many families now gather in these spaces to remember loved ones. But most crematoriums still lack bold decor or elaborate architecture. They’re not the warmest, friendliest … Continue reading

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The Stunning Pebble Art of Nizar Ali Badr

A Syrian artist captures the devastating effects of war in heartbreaking detail

Nizar Ali Badr is a sculptor who lives and works in Lattakia, Syria. For over three decades, he has collected pebbles from the Mediterranean seacoast at the foot of Mount Zaphon and turned them into miniature sculptures depicting scenes from … Continue reading

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Titus Kaphar and His Compelling Views of Death and Racism

A young black artist's work speaks to racial injustice in the United States

Titus Kaphar was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1976. He graduated with a master’s degree in fine arts from the Yale School of Art. He describes his artistic style as a combination of Classic and Renaissance. Kaphar works with many … Continue reading

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“The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living” is Frightening But Also Very Philosophical

Damien Hirst's famous sculpture challenges us to contemplate death and its meaning

Damien Hirst is a world-renowned contemporary artist who specializes in creating works that shock the senses. His 1991 sculpture titled “The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living” is perhaps the best example of his shocking brand … Continue reading

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The Circle of Life — in Stop-Motion

A short film explores the relationship between life and death

The circle of life happens all around us every moment. And yet it’s a difficult concept to think about on a daily basis. The stages of youth, old age, death, decomposition and rebirth happen so slowly that we rarely notice them … Continue reading

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