Dig in, etch in your mind
The inspiration for this collection came from a pair of copper shoes used in funeral rites that I saw one day when I was taken to a museum by the artist and architect Morie Nishimura.
The shoes have a rocker and spikes on them to help the deceased walk smoothly on their way to heaven.
I decided to create a collection of items which delicate to people passed away.
The jade necklace with God dug into it that my grandmother in Taiwan always wore, the hairpin that my grandmother in Japan used to decorate her tied hair, the classic …