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.
A curious niche.ReplyDelete
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..ReplyDelete