Repairs and symbolism

Ideas of:

  • Mourning healing over time
  • Feint / changed memory left when someone has died (impression)
  • Items can become more special and precious after someone has gone even when damaged
  • the sense of someone still present (imprint)
  • Deep blackness of despair
  • Bone like remnants (all that is left?)
repair

Visible ‘Kintsugi’ repair of smoke fired clay

 

Imprint

Residual impression from acrylic knitted hat in clay

I very much like the similarity these have to bone and human remains and I would like to display these as if they are archeological remains or museum artifacts.

I have purchased a couple of bowl display stands that I feel work well as stands. I feel a viewer would need to see the inside of the vessel as well as the outside because both of these aspects are important to this piece of work.

display

Bowl Stand

visualization

Visualization – Museum like display

 

 

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One thought on “Repairs and symbolism

  1. These are beautiful pieces. I want to feel them – to touch the smoothness and roughness. I think that adds a sense of loss to the pieces for me: once someone has gone you can see their impressions left behind – a footprint in the soil, shapes in clothing- but you can never impress yourself on them again.

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