The Images of Life and Death

In this artistic research (2015-) Petri Kaverma explores death by building a coffin.

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In his research project, Petri Kaverma discusses death through the combination of a painting and a coffin. He will paint a work of art on a wooden board sized 2.2 m x 1.5 m, and the painting will be hung on a wall in the owner’s home.

When the owner of the work passes away, the board will be dismantled, and the parts will be used to build a coffin in which the deceased will be buried. The remaining frame will be a work of art in its own right and, at the same time, a memory of a departed friend. 




Petri Kaverma, visiting researcher, Academy of Fine Arts