Release: A cremation remains interment vessel - Release is a cremation remains interment vessel made from only sugar and eggs. This material choice is not only fully sustainable and biodegradable, but the temporary nature of the material encourages one to let go of their loved ones' physical presence.
Release can help return your loved ones to the earth without detriment to the environment.
Inspiration for Release - The form of release is inspired by a symbol of life and renewal: the egg. The material for release was borrowed from traditional Mexican sugar skulls. The pattern carved into Release was inspired by the filigree found in Mucha's depictions of nature.
Average Volumes of cremation ash for Man, Woman and Infant.
Early material studies with beeswax, wool, cloth, crochet and knit. Form studies.
The filigree pattern depicts an hourglass to symbolize our limited time on earth.
Model making: 4 hours lathing, 80 hours hand carving.
Release: You will die. They will have to let you go.