Nesting: Cemetery for the Unclaimed

A work made of digital prints mounted on board.
© 2011 Eric Cheng.

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  • A work made of digital prints mounted on board.

Date:

2011

Artist:

Eric Cheng
Chinese, born 1986

About this artwork

Eric Cheng’s project proposes a new twist on memorial architecture: a series of temporary woven structures for gatherings or personal contemplation to honor unknown members of society. His constructions poetically transform fallen sticks and other found materials into large, sculptural structures meant to be destroyed in the winter and rebuilt each spring, echoing natural cycles of death and renewal. Although this project remains highly experimental in form, Cheng outlined a new kind of ritual space that provides a contemporary take on funerary and memorial traditions around the globe. Eric Cheng is a designer at the Chicago architecture firm SMDP.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Eric Cheng

Title

Nesting: Cemetery for the Unclaimed

Origin

Chinese

Date

2011

Medium

Digital prints mounted on board

Dimensions

33 x 48 cm (13 x 18 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Eric Cheng

Reference Number

2011.767

Copyright

© 2011 Eric Cheng.

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