The man who honors his ancestors by dressing up as them
My daughter brought an article to my attention -- The man who dresses up as his ancestors. She called it a version of genealogy with a Face-off (the tv show) twist. On the show, it is fascinating to see how artists transform models and this is equally true for what artist Christian Fuchs is doing, based on portraits of his ancestors.
The process of reinterpreting his ancestors can take many months.
Fuchs reads their letters and talks to relatives about them. He takes photos of their portraits to a local tailor who tries to imitate the garments - some of which date back to the 18th Century - as faithfully as possible, and to a jeweller who creates replicas of the jewellery.
He really tries to learn about his ancestors so that his recreation is more than just a visual illusion and includes his identification with them.
What unusual way have you heard of in terms of someone honoring their ancestors?
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