No Rules No Shame

May 4, 2009

It’s between this and a coffin in the shape of a PIMP cup.

Filed under: Sculpture, The Uncanny — norulesnoshame @ 22:30

I’m not a proponent of death by any means, but it’s part of human nature to consider its mortality. Here’s a beautiful way to commemorate a loved one: turn them into instruments of creativity. According to Nadine Jarvis, the cremated remains of a human body can be formed into the leads of around 240 pencils. Each pencil will have the person’s name on it, as if you can forget that you’re writing with someone’s body. She says, ‘Each pencil is foil stamped with the name of the person. Only one pencil can be removed at a time, it is then sharpened back into the box causing the sharpenings to occupy the space of the used pencils. Over time the pencil box fills with sharpenings – a new ash, transforming it into an urn. The window acts as a timeline, showing you the amount of pencils left as time goes by.’nadinejarvispencil1

nadinejarvisbox1See more at: www.nadinejarvis.com

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