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  1. In a time where capitalism teaches us to use people and objects as disposable, I aim to create objects as tools to reconnect us.

Mark

As We Remember Them

This piece is meant to be a tool of mourning, reimagining Jewish traditions. It is sterling silver, engraved with the mourning poem “As we Remember Them”. The pieces are cut to look like the stones that are put on the graves by Jewish people that are said to weigh down grief. When you hold the chain in your hands the texture can be meditative, similar to prayer beads. There are 10 of them made, meant to simulate a minyan. My intention is for this chain to be worn for 11 months after a loved one has died as a more secular way of honoring the sentiment of saying the mourner’s kaddish. After that period of time it should be at the wearers disgression.  
As We Remember Them          Sterling Silver
In the rising of the sun and in its going down,
we remember them.
In the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter,
we remember them.
In the opening of buds and in the rebirth of spring,
we remember them.
In the blueness of the sky and in the warmth of summer,
we remember them.
In the rustling of leaves and in the beauty of autumn,
we remember them.
In the beginning of the year and when it ends,
we remember them.
When we are weary and in need of strength,
we remember them.
When we are lost and sick at heart,
we remember them.
When we have joys we yearn to share,
we remember them.
So long as we live, they too shall live, for they are now a part of us,
As We Remember Them.

~ Rabbi Sylvan Kamens and Rabbi Jack Riemer