These handmade urns symbolise the maker’s view of death. As a symbol for new life, the artist worked with the shape of a boulder. It refers to the earth and an egg-form as a beginning of new life. Each end carries a new beginning, which makes death a transitional phase, a metamorphosis. The embedded rosette is not closed in order to bring the ashes into the boulder, and therefore the ashes stay in contact with the present.
- Material : white porcelain
- All urns are handmade and may differ in shape and size
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We prefer not to think about our own transiency. And yet death gives our lives meaning and perspective. Visual artist ROOS VAN VELDE thinks and talks about death like we do talking about a new pair of shoes. With these unique urns, she shows that death does not have to be the end and fulfils a new definition of an urn.
Van de Velde’s view of death and symbolism are contained in the unique design of each urn. As a symbol of new life, the artist worked with a boulder shape, that refers to the beginning of new life. Each end carries a new beginning, which makes death a transitional phase, a metamorphosis.The embedded rosette is not closed, so the ashes stay linked with the present.
Roos van de Velde considers nature as a great source of inspiration that defines her creations. Death too is a natural matter for her to is easy to discuss. The urn represents a symbol of transience and infinity. Roos likes the idea that death does not have to be the end.
With everything I do, I return to nature.