Saturday

The Cemetery Project - Egmont van Dyck


These past eighteen months in which I have visited numerous cemeteries, even revisiting multiple times several over the year, I have seen the seasonal changes interacting with monuments, grave markers and the plants. Also bearing witness to vandalism, theft and changes Mother Nature has upon the metal and stone. 


I have also observed how society’s views over the past century have changed about the way wish to remember the dead, especially by administrators of cemeteries. 




Each of these cemeteries with there very own appearance, giving it a unique style that also reflect the local history not only in the names of the departed, but also the craftsman’s hands that have chiseled the stone and shaped the structures.


These silicified edifices stand in glory as architectural witnesses bearing structural details and ornaments which are mostly no longer part of this century. Sadly, much of the architectural details fall victim to weather and time. 





























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