Death and grief are huge taboos in northern Europe. Despite the fact that we all, probably several times in life, will meet the loss of a close family member or a friend, we don´t talk about our grief. A reality that often leaves the bereaved feeling lonely.
I was driven by a wish to create alternative traditions and rituals in the mourning process that could prevent loneliness and help people cope with the grief by breaking the taboo.
My design is a sustainable urn in oak wood placed on a home altar of oak and sandstone, serving as a memorial or even a memento mori. As a small mourning ritual, you can write with brush and water on the sandstone. Within a few minutes, the writing will disappear, and you can consider the words sent.
The shape of the urn is inspired by the acorn, which symbolises the Resurrection.