Nature is extremely precious from its wholeness down to the smallest part. So much so that in the future the most important object in our homes will be a piece of it from the past, contained in a Reliquary. What now we take for granted - a flower, a fish, a drop of clean water - one day, possibly, it will not exist anymore. The Reliquaries are a reminder that what we have now is so invaluable, that one day a daisy will be more treasured than a diamond.
Historically a reliquary (also referred to as a shrine) is a container for relics. These may be the purported or actual physical remains of saints, such as bones, pieces of clothing, or some object associated with holy items.
‘Reliquaries teach meanings and prepare audiences for the proper reception and treatment of the holy object. They are intended to elicit veneration and to honor the relic’ (C. Hahn)
We envision that in 100 years there will not be any raw material left on this planet. Everything will be made with materials that has been recycled many times over. The most precious objects will be what in the early XXIst century is considered obvious, such as unpolluted water, a fish, a flower etc.
The Reliquaries contain nature specimens from a time when the earth was relatively unpolluted, that are encased and considered the most precious objects in people homes in the future, work places, schools etc.