Where New York’s Unclaimed Dead Bodies Get Buried
Artist’s Study of Island Brings the Dead to Life
Adam Geller, Associated Press (October 30, 2010)
Hart Island Project
This is a really compelling article about a New York burial ground for unclaimed bodies. Adam Geller, from the Associated Press, wrote a lengthy piece about both Hart Island (the cemetery) and artist Melinda Hunt, who turned Hart Island into a fascinating artistic project.
It’s a great read. You will find similar kinds of articles in the Death + The Economy section of Death Ref. There is no shortage of unclaimed dead bodies these days.
At top is a short section from a documentary entitled Hart Island: An American Cemetery.