Kintsugi ("Gold join")
To be in front of a broken, split ceramic is to stand in front of an abandoned monument and want to revive it A wounded ceramic loses nothing of its essence, on the contrary, the beauty of a piece transcends the physical incident. The Kintsugi allows you to find not its beauty but the essence of its beauty. The object is first “glued” dressed with strong adhesive lacquer, then the lacquerer to take the time to fill these lines, these surfaces with gold powder, thus marking the time of a gold cartogram.
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My scars, I’m from them, fully woven, Antoine on June 14, 2016. Gilding: Martine Rey.
Photo: Florent Muro