Mark the last veil
Willy-nilly inspired by the funeral of my boyfriend, I have created an alternative for a coffin in which the act of closing is softened. The regular way of closing a coffin, abruptly cutting the body out of sight, is too harsh and opposes the vulnerable feeling of mourning.Something that exhibits a higher degree of care is needed.
Different translucent layers of fabric are hanging like veils over the right side. One by one the layers are turned over like pages of a book and are tucked in between the groove in the wood. Layer by layer the appearance of the body fades out of sight.