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Sculpture: Clay, Lights, New Media, Glass, Pottery on Ceramic, Other.
Soda fired Ceramic Vase with glaze brushwork repaired with the Kintsugi (Kintsukuroi) technique, with a unique clear resin and turned into a fully functional modern electric lamp.
There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in. (Leonard Cohen)
We say, Your Cracks - Your Wounds and Scars are what your inner strength, beauty and your light shine through.
The Japanese art of Kintsugi has long inspired many souls in their journey to healing, and to embrace their scars and flaws as beauty and strength. It teaches us to honour our imperfections, and instead of hiding or being embarrassed about the damage, it teaches us to show them as our virtues - they are signs of what we have been through and that we have not only survived those ordeals but triumphed over them. And those scars are signs of victory, they are signs of our making and it is through them that our inner light shines through.
Similarly, instead of concealing the damage of a broken ceramic, or throwing it out altogether, the damage is mended with a stream of gold. The scar is not hidden, but proudly transformed into an art that makes the ceramic unique - gives it its identity. Like how our scars give us our own identity, of what we are, how we got here, and how beautiful we are because of the journey and the challenges we have overcome.
This is a symbol of hope, beauty, strength and the fact that we all fall down, but life lies in getting back up. Gift your loved ones this unique art, and let this be a symbol of their beauty, uniqueness and strength.
Each of these pieces is painstakingly handmade over a period of numerous days, and unlike traditional Kintusgi technique, mine doesn't fit the cracks seamlessly, but leaves a gap in between them, so that the light from the bulb inside the vase shines through. This is far more difficult to achieve and many pieces are discarded in the process. We use standard E27 incandescent bulbs, with 1.5m long, high-quality cable and switch, and the vase is mounted on a polished wooden base. The long and difficult process of Kintsugi repair clearly shows in the pieces when they light up. This piece has been deliberately broken into many pieces to truly bring out the beautiful effect the cracks have.
Enjoy your Kintsugi, and the meaning it holds for us all.
*This item is accompanied by a note card explaining the meaning of kintsugi.
**THIS ITEM IS MADE AND WILL BE READY TO SHIP IN 1-2 WEEKS**
Max Dia - 4 inches/10.5 cm
Height of Vase - 7 inches/17.5 cm
Height with wooden base - 8 inches/20 cm
Dia of Wooden base - 5inches/ 12cm
Bulb Type: Incandescent, E27
Cable length: 1.5 m/5 ft
Please note: Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes (including VAT) that may apply. Please make sure you understand your country's customs policies and costs prior to ordering.
Size: 15 W x 17 H x 15 in
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