Forget-me-not (jugs & flowers)
jerrycans, tiles, cement, myosotis
2018, 40x40x15 cm, 56x40x15 cm
Some «Forget-me-not jugs» (or bottles of memories) are made by descendants of Afro-American slaves. Artifacts crafted, reminiscences of Burkinabe funerary objects.
Forget-me-not (jugs and flowers) is inspired by this practice of memory and mourning. Containers are ornamented with broken tiles, and they become sculptures, beacons. The jerrycan stay propitious to contain a precious liquid, the water or the essence, whose values oscillate and vary according to the context and the urgency. It is also the promise of a protective and hermetic container. A survival tool for impossible crossings, and a weapon of destruction. A meeting point that seems untenable between rescue and burning, between the mechanical of memory and those of erasure.