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 49 Karin Mamma Andersson Inside the moody, mysterious world of Sweden’s preeminent painter. Arts & Culture Issue 49 Amalie Smith The Danish arts writer finding clarity between the lines. Arts & Culture Issue 49 Studio Visit: Heidi Gustafson A cabin in the Cascade Mountains houses a hermetic artist—and her extraordinary world of natural pigments. Arts & Culture Issue 48 Jordan Casteel The acclaimed painter of people—and now plants. Arts & Culture Issue 48 The Art of Fashion On what artists’ clothes communicate. Arts & Culture Issue 47 Correction: The Starving Artist Bad times don’t always make for good art.