Mourning might be experienced not only after a death of people dear to us. It can also be connected to other types of loss: break-ups, divorces or drastic changes of the environment we live in. In this project I focused mainly on material (paper) items related to the person or place, which one might had lost.

POPIO can involve one or more people. To begin it, we need to collect paper remembrances of a lost person or place: journals, photographs, letters or documents. After this step, we can move to forming a new material by burning the items and keeping the ash. When combined with flour and water, the ash transforms into hard, concrete-like material. 

The material can be either polished and smooth or rough. To show the variety of its finishings, I made a few prototypes. All of them are a jewerly to highlight the strong emotional value of the object, known for its wearer, but not for people from the outside world whom we might not like to share our grief with.

wzornictwo go up, malopolski ogrod sztuki, krakow, 2016​​​​​​​
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