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grieveyard:

Anyone who has lost a loved one knows that there is an awkward and painful stage of sorting through the deceased’s belongings.  Photographer Jennifer Loeber explores this tension in an exquisite photo essay of the strange reality of objects outliving the flesh.  

She writes:  

I found myself deeply overwhelmed by the need to keep even the most mundane of my Mom’s belongings when she died suddenly this past February.  Instead of providing comfort and good memories they became a source of deep sadness and anxiety and I knew the only way I would be able to move past that was to focus on a way to interact with them cathartically.  

I had recently become active on Instagram and realized that utilizing the casual aspects of sharing on the app was a way to diminish my own sentimentality toward the objects my Mom left behind.  Each image is paired with an archival image of her that speaks to its subject.  

http://www.jenniferloeber.com

asylum-art:

Organic tree chandeliers By Giuseppe Licari 

Giuseppe Licari created a network of extended tree roots hanging from the ceiling like organic chandeliers. He was born in 1980 in Erice, Sicily. He studied Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, and spent a year of studies at AKI Enschede, in the Netherlands, at the Monumental Departments of Art. There he got in contact with site-specific installations. Since then, installations, happenings, and ephemeral art have become the main field of interest for him. Giuseppe builds celestial environments using different materials with particular reference to nature. This is a site-specific installation titled “Humus” which refers to the soil layer that is necessary for the growth of trees and plants. The roots of trees are attached to the top of a constructed ceiling, transforming the room into a sort of underground lair. The artist tries to give to the audience an active role in his work.