Cole Thornton, Drake Wielar, Ashley Ip
Faculty Sponsor: Rosaline Kyo
Our exhibition concept centers on the beliefs and practices surrounding burials and preparation for death and the afterlife. We will be diving into the art of China, India, and Japan, and our database of images for the ultimate exhibition is pulled from temples, tombs and tomb artifacts, figurines and statues, as well as drawings and paintings in order to engage the viewer in a wide range of form and media. As noted, our exhibit will be divided into three subsections with different countries: China, India, and Japan. The presentation will both textually and visually guide the audience through the art revolving around burials and preparing for the afterlife in these countries. Our goal is to educate the observer further on the form and history of these arts and to show the similarities and differences across the cultures and how they may have influenced one another in the practice of burials and preparing for life after death.