“In the Japanese custom of ceramics appreciation, there is a technique of kintsugi, where a broken pottery is repaired using laquer mixed with powdered gold; there is an aesthetic of admiring imperfections. That is, in Japan breakable connotes transience and empathy with the ephemeral; there is a tendency to favourably accept it as such.”
- Takashi Murakami
I think about brokenness. Brokenness of spirit — the cracks of a past aggressor upon a body and a soul, the cracks of time passing upon a fragile thing.
I think of broken people, how if we let one other close we might cause pain, we might feel pain.
I think of how we really just need safety.
I think of ways I can be safely broken, of ways I can create safety for broken people.
I think of ways I can bring these thoughts to our collective visual space.
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