2022-23: Kintsugi

The Scars.

This year, I wanted to try something a bit different with my Kintsugi practice. Traditionally, Kintsugi is mended in a way that is smooth and almost perfect. The mended/refilled parts below are sanded down to allow the item to maintain the item’s original form, and the gold lines are therefore smooth. I don’t mind or disagree with this, but as you may understand I have a soft spot for scars; for evidence of the trauma. So this year I allowed the pieces to remain more scarred than is common. I allowed bumps, curved lines, and more imperfections. I think they look a bit more interesting. No less beautiful, just – there’s more to look at and observe.