Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
© 2019 Mengyuan Li
Death is the one certainty in life. This fascinates me and I cannot stop thinking about it. When it comes to life and death, the cemetery is a more realistic place than heaven and hell, and it is also a place to feel life and death more directly. A simple gravestone separates life from death. Cemeteries let people come face to face with life, death, and even love.
In a cemetery, there is a tranquility that is different from the city or nature. In a cemetery, people take off their masks and face their emotions. I believe that when we talk about cemeteries, there should be more than just fear. It seems to me that cemeteries are a place that could connect life and death. They are full of memories from the living and the dead. They are filled with both life and death.
Li, Mengyuan, "Carbon 碳" (2019). CGU MFA Theses. 177.