Carmen Lopez Brio

Department: Man and Well being

Bringing Death Back to Life

While other cultures honour death, in the Western world, we do not accept it. Yet, familiarity with death is a way of making peace with the human condition. With ‘Bringing Death Back to Life,’ Carmen Lopez rethinks the way we die in three personal pieces rooted in old traditions. The first is a bronze ring marking a final outfit – a physical reminder of that inevitable moment. The second is a coffin of flowers. Soft and tender, it reminds us that death is natural. The last piece is a bronze nail that rusts with time, providing loved ones with everlasting proof of the departed’s existence. Such nails could be placed in public, amid the flurry of life.

Copyright Design Academy Eindhoven

Copyright: Design Academy Eindhoven
Photographs: Femke Rijerman