Borderland or dead end?

Do you think of tombs as marking a threshold, a commemoration of that ultimate borderland between life on earth and an after life?  Or do you see tombs as signalling the end of a person's existence?  In reviewing a show currently at the China Institute Gallery, I discovered that the Jin dynasty in 13th-century China may … Continue reading Borderland or dead end?

A DYING ART?

These new cemeteries with flat grave markers and clumps of flowers real and fake just don't do it for me.  Give me broken off columns, urns draped with a cloth  perpetually sliding off its shoulders, sweet little cherubs forever smiling down on us mortals.  Yes, there are artists working in ceramics and metal who are … Continue reading A DYING ART?