Je me te souviens is a mourning jewel, based on 19th century hair jewellery. In earlier centuries it was very common to carry a lock of hair of a loved one with you. Nowadays this is barely imaginable. Hair seems to have become a taboo in the same way as death has become a taboo. However the idea and symbolism behind carrying a lock of hair with you, really appealed to me. Therefore, in this project I looked for a way to maintain this ritual, without forcing the outside world to be confronted with it. In the end I made a locket of porcelain inspired by abstracting shadows, hair, braids and coffins, without it being over obvious.
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