Kamilė Stanelienė, 2022, Lithuania

In memoriam II

The “In Memoriam II” is a personal and sentimental piece that consists of two parts – a used cartridge case and a portrait of my grandfather. As a child, I found this photograph of my grandfather with the inscription “You may forget me, but I will not forget you” in my grandmother’s closet. Now, I have given it meaning in a frame made in the stained glass technique, which connects to the socket found when digging a hole for my grandfather’s remains. The beginning and the end of life come together in a brooch. And for me, it will always be a memory of the love message kept in my grandmother’s cupboard.