Charles Constantine

Life goes on.
Until it doesn’t

This project deals with the North American funeral ritual. Mr. Constantine examined the ways in which the dead are treated both in current North American society and in other cultures, the underlying concepts behind these ways of doing things, and whether these practices truly serve the best interests both of the dead and of the living. Through his work he has sought to create value and memory through the use of symbolic content drawn from a number of traditions, as well as to promote healing through the thoughtful use of ritual.


Charles was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He has worked in furniture design, apprenticed for sculptor Charles Parks, and spent time in a bronze foundry. His work has been shown at the 2008 Brooklyn Designs show, and won him an exhibition space at the 2008 London Design Festival.