Reliquary for a memory
Reliquary for a memory is a conceptual design object in which its purpose is to store and bring connect to a specific personal memory of the designer.
The memory in this case is the first experience of snow while visiting the Grand Canyon. Coming from a tropical country, this combination of experiences is unique and very meaningful thus conceptualised into a physical object. The individual layers are faceted, when stacked up resembles the ridge lines of the canyon. The base of container were purposefully removed in relating to the idea of one's attempt to store snow which is futile as they would eventually melt. It also celebrates the idea of appreciating the many experiences which are beautiful but ephemeral. The six layers are connected through a pivot point and can swing independently. When opened fully, it resembles a snowflake.
The reliquary is hand made from copper sheets and patinated in liver of sulphur.
Shun Ping Pek