Thinking through an idea for a new series dealing with decoys and substitute jewelry, going back to when people owned very elaborate and valuable pieces made of real gems and precious materials, but they keep it locked away, never to been worn, and instead wear cheaper replicas of those pieces. I'm thinking cardboard and silver, maybe integrating my ideas about conversation and mourning jewelry in a technological age.
(i keep seeing a locket symbolizing a lost loved one with TTYL engraved on the cover...)
substitute real for replacement jewelry, substitute genuine relationship for abbreviated communication, loss of value in a sense, but is it still valuable? precious?
some things I'm thinking about. time to research!