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This is my blog for the year as I travel around the world on a Watson Fellowship! Follow me through images, drawings, and other forms of storytelling as I work on my project:

A Final Resting Place for History: A Visual Investigation of Cemeteries

Countries: Sweden, Germany, Egypt, Argentina, Australia, and Japan

Cemeteries are rich with information about the culture, history, and politics of their surrounding environment. They are also a constructed landscape found all across the globe in cultures with varying religious beliefs and practices. I wish to visually explore how cemeteries reflect different attitudes towards death in six different countries while engaging with the community that develops in these spaces. As an artist, I hope to be inspired by my travels and communicate them through my practice while documenting my experience.

…And the first image is a print a made about a year and a half ago. I think it is appropriate for setting off the year.

Smith_CemeteryDivas

Cemetery Divas, Monoprint and Xerox Transfer, 2014

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