Tenebris (Darkness), Candle Holder

2rd Year Graduate (2016)

MEMORIAM IN EA IS A COLLECTION OF OBJECTS THAT EXISTS IN THE LIFE INVISIBLY (EVERYDAY), BUT CREATES STRONG PRESENCE FOR REMINDING.

In Latin, Memento Mori means, “Remember that you must die!” Today, most of us are aware of death because it is depressing. Inversely and positively, death is a motivator to urge us to live significantly. Memoriam In Ea is a collection of objects that guide us to be thoughtful and invisibly remind us to live a meaningful and virtuous life. Memoriam In Ea means “Reminder Objects” in Latin. These objects create unpleasant experience, which is amplified to compel users to meditate on things that are being gradually forgotten. The unpleasant experience may cause users to sigh emotionally and physically. However, what does occupy a larger balance is how people re-dedicate themselves after the sigh. What I expect to see is people are thankful to the objects and discard their unpleasant experience to maintain it in daily life.

Tenebris is a candle holder that holds the candle tilted and blocks part of candle light.

Memento Mori, in another perspective, is a result of avoidance. We should face everything that the life brings to us rather than avoiding it. Tenebris is a reminder of avoidance that compel viewers to escape the darkness of life andchallenge the difficulties directly. The ratio of the block and absence is the essential characteristic of this candle holder.