Lockets function as memorial pieces. These storage devices hold the data of the events that shape us. Not only do they house the memory, they simultaneously frame the void cast by reminiscence, nostalgia and loss.
In a desperate effort to protect our fragile memories, we seek tangible avenues to store and backup this data. Photos, music, locations, memorials all serve as mnemonic aids – prompting us to remember; warning us not to forget. In many ways, we long to carry the wound of times that have come and gone.