Sterling Silver, Brass
Time and memory as we age begin to mean different things, they fade, teach and potentially change how we view the world. Associated with these memories are people, people that have come in to our lives for a reason, season or a lifetime; each time imparting a “life lesson” in to our lives.
Inspired by the rule gratitude from the novel Rules for A Knight by Ethan Hawke, the novel notes being gratuitous for things given to you and noticing the little moments or opportunities. Louis Schwartberg notes that each moment is not guaranteed to be the same as it passes so it becomes more important to cherish each moment. He imparts the idea that each person you meet carries the stories and moment of their ancestors. By meeting this person it’s as if every past generation has come together to meet and teach you at that very moment. At whatever time one chooses to reflect on their life they’ll begin to find that even though they can be grateful for the memories; it’s hard to pin point who in their life impacted the small moments. Therefore, my piece is an ode to the people in my life whether they’ve come or gone, to those that have pushed me to evolve.
The piece is designed as a modern locket which pivots, constantly changing how it can be worn and seen reflecting Schwartberg’s thoughts. My memories are incorporated through the use of dots which is an abstracted photo of my favourite memories.