Boxes of Death is an art exhibition where 50 artists are each given their own coffin to do with what they want. The idea spawned from Kane Quaye, a famous coffin maker from Africa. His philosophy was that a coffin should not just be a pine box, but something that represents the person inside and their life.

 Each artist in the show uses the same coffin canvas format to create their own artistic statement surrounding the preconceived notions and ideas of the coffin shape. The people in the show have a chance to step out of their comfort zone and faced with the idea of death, react to it. The artists, </span>working from all disciplines, all working with the same canvas, interpreting, working with and around the preconceived notions of the ideas and emotions that surround the coffin shape. All creating a unique work of art but that relates to the rest of the artists dealing with the same boundaries.The result is a visually compelling installation contrasting repetition and individuality. Boxes of Death showcases artists from the farthest reaches of the continental US as well as some international artists and highlights an incredibly diverse range of creative backgrounds. </p>
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	Sponsored by Rudy’s and <em>Juxtapoz</em>, co-curated by Roq La Rue, the 2014 Boxes of Death tour show has grown to include 50 artists and has evolved into a four stop tour. The artist roster includes world renowned painters, illustrators, graphic designers, motorcycle builders, tattoo artists, assemblage masters and print makers.</p>
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	<em>Boxes of Death,</em> coming sooner than you think.</p>
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	For show updates, artists interviews, and more, visit <a href=boxesofdeath.com

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