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    Essentials Creative's Afterworld: Zen Garden, is an immersive installation that seeks to celebrate multiculturalism and diversity. Our inspiration comes from afterlife beliefs across different cultures, like Obon and Day of the Dead, acknowledging the similarities among them and commemorating the legacy of our ancestors and the departed. Our collective experiences as Asian/Latin American artists motivate us to create artwork that celebrates and honors the stories and identities of people from diverse backgrounds. Afterworld is a space of inclusivity and understanding, where visitors of all ages and backgrounds can come together to recognize and appreciate the commonality of our shared experiences, and gain a deeper understanding of one another.

    Essentials Creative is a multi-disciplinary collective that creates holistic applied arts experiences. Our multi-faceted projects draw from a wide range of disciplines, including photography, fashion, graphic design, video, projection, animation, music, and installation. Despite the involvement of multiple Essentials members in each piece, we always maintain a unified vision of experimentation, fluidity, and diversity.

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