Six: A Series of Vases Inspired by Memories and Loss by Hadar Glick

09.17.12 | By
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Recent graduate of Holon Institute of Technology, Israeli designer Hadar Glick created a series of vases that reflect on loss and memories associated with it. Loss translates into every society and to every person and as Glick says, “A loss is always a loss.” Nature and flowers often go hand in hand with loss, whether they’re displayed at funerals or sent to someone who’s lost someone special. This series of six vases were made because everyone can relate to them and knows what they’re for and what they represent. They are empty vessels, void of something, perhaps a loss. Quite the opposite of flowers which slowly die, the vases are made from long-lasting materials that will continue along with your memories.

Placing and positioning (first image also) – A vase that is a combination of flowers displayed at home along with at a cemetery. They can only be seen from above, and there you’ll see the typical shape of a vase revealed.

Wheel – References those round wreaths you see at funerals.

Existing and not present – Looking through this glass vase, you’ll see blurred and distorted images, much like those that have passed. They are here with you mentally, but not physically and you can’t see them.

Crack – A vase of typical shape but upon closer inspection you’ll notice that the top is actually closed. You can break a line in the vase, which is the signature of the piece. People carry DNA of family members and that is our signature that will carry on through us.

Jewelry – A nod to flowers at their dying state when they are withering and falling over. It represents jewelry that loved ones inherit upon death and wear in their memory.

Singular and plural – Meant for that one moment when you stop and pick that lone flower out of the bunch and place it in the vase. All the flowers share the same water which keeps the flowers alive, much like keeping the memory of a loved one alive.

For more information, contact Hadar Glick at [email protected]

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.