Post Life Legacy: Body Donation, Green Funeral, and More | Jeremy Ciliberto | TEDxScranton

Jeremy Ciliberto creates hyperrealistic human bone sculptures and articulates them into functional home decor. He refers to the art series or brand as “Catacomb Culture.” Over years of creating Catacomb Culture, it has given Jeremy a unique perspective on death, dying and the dead. Though his reflections and engagement with supporters, he’s discovered his passion and mission is to develop an organization that offers green or natural burials and free burials throughout the United States. Traditional burials and cremations are toxic to the environment and financially crippling to a grieving family. Jeremy wants to propose better ways to care for our dead, that are beneficial to the environment and families and allows the deceased individual to continue on life’s final metamorphosis in returning to the earth, naturally. Jeremy Ciliberto creates hyperrealistic human bone sculptures and articulates them into functional home decor. He refers to the art series or brand as “Catacomb Culture.” Over years of creating Catacomb Culture, it has given Jeremy a unique perspective on death, dying and the dead. Though his reflections and engagement with supporters, he’s discovered his passion and mission is to develop an organization that offers green or natural burials and free burials throughout the United States. Traditional burials and cremations are toxic to the environment and financially crippling to a grieving family. Jeremy wants to propose better ways to care for our dead, that are beneficial to the environment and families and allows the deceased individual to continue on life’s final metamorphosis in returning to the earth, naturally. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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