From artist to gravedigger. That’s how Algerian painter and sculptor Rachid Koraïchi describes the evolution of his work. Born in a family of Quranic scholars, Koraïchi puts his faith at the center of his work, exploring spirituality and philosophy through sculpture, painting and calligraphy. For years, he has used his craft to build burial sites for those discarded by society, most recently designing Garden of Africa on the shores of Zarzis, Tunisia, where the bodies of migrants who drowned trying This story is from Kinfolk Issue Forty-Seven Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 47 Correction: The Starving Artist Bad times don’t always make for good art. Arts & Culture Issue 47 Simone Bodmer-Turner Meet the artist throwing clay a curveball. Arts & Culture Issue 46 Studio Visit: Yoko Kubrick In the studio with a sculptor of monuments and mythologies. Arts & Culture Issue 46 Peer Review Upcycle designer Laurs Kemp on the influence of mid-century salvage artist Louise Nevelson. Arts & Culture Issue 43 Space Invaders Room dividers from a Roman studio. Arts & Culture Issue 43 Peer Review: Edward Krasinski Curator Kasia Redzisz on the surreal wit of the avant-garde artist.