Thursday, November 24, 2016

fantasy coffins

Joe, who turned 69 this week, is Ghana’s most prolific coffin artist and, after five decades in the funeral industry producing some of the world’s most extravagant designs, his work is being celebrated in a major exhibition in Accra.
Joe’s work – which includes coffins in the shape of Porsches, naked women, Nike trainers, cameras, Coca-Cola bottles and chilli peppers – is designed to represent the life of the deceased, with each item handcrafted and painted for the funeral procession, which can last up to three days and three nights.


  1. May I live as if I am in a prison, a hospital, a columbarium, a cemetery, a crematorium, etc, etc, especially if it's within my abilities, limits and means..