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Photographer Tom Philips “Dies” in Over 50 Places Around the World

"The Dead Photos" explores the tangible locality of death

“The Dead Photos” is a series of over 50 images taken all over the world in which photo artist Tom Philips has taken self-portraits of himself lying “dead.” Death is a universal, inescapable part of the human experience, yet intimately unique … Continue reading

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Kintsugi: Finding Beauty in Brokenness

Japanese ceramic art tradition highlights history and celebrates imperfection

The 15th century Japanese art of “Kintsugi” (golden joinery) or “Kintsukuroi” (golden repair) involves the mending of shattered ceramics with “urushi” lacquer and powdered metal — most commonly gold. The central philosophy of Kintsugi is that an object is made … Continue reading

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Inuk Woman Wins National Award for Memorial Quilt

Memorial quilt depicts strength in times of hardship

Veronica Puskas, who grew up in Nunavut’s Kivalliq region, won Quilt Canada’s 2014 prize for Excellence in Work by a first-time exhibitor. Her award-winning artwork “Pillars of Strength” is based on a photograph that depicts two figures — her mother … Continue reading

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Our Weekly Tip: Carry Your Loved One With You As Memorial Jewelry

Custom jewelry featuring remains of loved ones keeps the memories close

Our Tip of the Week: One of the great benefits of cremation is that you can carry the memory of your loved one — a person or pet — with you in a very tangible way. Memorial jewelry, popular in the Victorian … Continue reading

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