Wave 1

Wave 1

“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.

  • Dimensions

    12"x12"

  • Year

    2019

  • Media

    Acrylic, glass & ceramic

  • Substrate

    Wrapped canvas

  • Profile

    3/4"

  • Finish

    Matte & gloss clear shield with UV protection