Stages of the Crief Cycle

A little film about money and grieving


Objects of remembrance

“Mourning jewelry has existed as a genre in European decorative arts since the Renaissance. Through the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, as women assumed more responsibility for the emotional life within bourgeois society, jewelry provided a way to express tender and deep emotions which might be otherwise prohibited or discouraged. Gifts of remembrance, including tiny portraits in ivory or enamel, bracelets woven of hair, and lockets containing intimate inscriptions were as much a part of love as of loss.­”

“Greatly influenced by German romanticism, jewelry containing human hair was common amongst bourgeois women. Hair curled in a decorative pattern was given in friendship or worn to signify closeness between women.”  “…acts as a memento mori.”

Simon, M, Objects of Remembrance: Contemporary Mourning Jewelry, Metalsmith Vol. 29 no.5, p24-5, North America, viewed on the 3rd of September 2011.


The Day of the Dead

The day of the dead is a mexican holiday and takes place on the 1st and 2 nd november in connection with the catholic all saints day (1st nov) and all souls day (2nd nov) The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. tradition includes building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts.


The Agony

Estrada’spainting of a dying mother is called the agony


Memento Mori photo galleri





Mourning Jewelery Hair Video


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