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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Tony Moxham and Mauricio Paniagua Redefine the Funeral Urn

Ceramic Urn #1, Mauricio Paniagua and Tony Moxham, 2016. Ceramic, W. 13.78, H. 19.69, D. 13.78 inches. Offered by ADN Galería. Ceramic Urn #1, Mauricio Paniagua and Tony Moxham, 2016. Ceramic, W. 13.78, H. 19.69, D. 13.78 inches. Offered by ADN Galería.

The terms bold, playful, and exuberant don’t typically enter the mix when discussing funerary practices. But a series of urns created by Tony Moxham and Mauricio Paniagua challenges the notion that lively design is reserved solely for the living. According to Moxham, “With these objects we saw a way to create work that was both decorative and utilitarian, although the utilitarian aspect of the pieces also necessitates death having to occur.

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