Fossils of the Anthropocene: Memento Mori

Memento mori are symbols that remind the viewer of mortality, the shortness and fragility of human life, and the vanity of earthly possessions. An obsolete Iphone was so important and valuable in the moment, but now is junk in a drawer. These 'recent antiques' have a built in memento mori quality to them, in that the once-prized possessions have become unimportant.