by Winnie Lim
Ill-considered and impulsive comments are so commonly seen nowadays. We have no restrain over what we say and neglected the fact that words have consequences. The society that we are now in treats our words too lightly.
Such behaviour is increasingly wearing down the value and meaning of words as we go with our hearts and speak freely without putting in much thoughts. Everything can now be reinterpreted according to what we deem to be the correct interpretations of it. But can we ever really get away with the weight of our words because they are just words?
Leveraging on the context of marriage and the vows, the project aims to invite introspection about the weight of our words. Wedding vow is one of the most significant promises anyone can make in his/her life and this is used to juxtapose with how light our words might become. The growing rate of divorce, may not be the case if people treated the marriage vow as what it really is – a vow.
In the world where words are taken so lightly, we need reminders about what we have said. Weight displays one’s wedding vows to serve as a reminder.
When one doesn’t tend to the product – to upkeep the words with touch, the vow gradually fades away. The letters are individually restored if one pays attention to the vow and touches the missing areas. When left unattended, reaching the state of forgotten promise – the erosion of vow progresses to an increasingly bleak message, using the actual letters and words of the vow itself.