Kintsugi - the art of repairing

You're likely wondering, what is Kintsugi?

Kintsugi - the art of repairing - THE SPACE gallery

Kintsugi, also known as kintsukuroi, is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum; the method is similar to the maki-e technique.

In our art journey at THE SPACE gallery, we believe that art is a way to add more in your life. Showing and teaching art at the gallery enable our art lovers and students to connect with their creativity and also discover more about the joy of art. 

Nothing is never perfect and there is perfection in the imperfect art.

As the acronym of FAIL stands for First Attempt in Learning, we believe that embracing Kintsugi in our life could be the way to go. With that said, Kintsugi takes work and awareness in order for it to truly be healing.

Kintsugi - the art of repairing - healing - THE SPACE gallery

Kintsugi is the Japanese art of putting broken pottery pieces back together with gold — built on the idea that in embracing flaws and imperfections, you can create an even stronger, more beautiful piece of art. Every break is unique and instead of repairing an item like new, the 400-year-old technique actually highlights the "scars" as a part of the design. 

 

Kintsugi #1/10 by Kate Lionis

Kintsugi is the Japanese art of putting broken pottery pieces back together with gold — a metaphor for embracing your flaws and imperfections.

 Kintsugi - the art of repairing art to embellish them - THE SPACE gallery

Using this as a metaphor for healing ourselves teaches us an important lesson: Sometimes in the process of repairing things that have broken, we actually create something more unique, beautiful and resilient.

You can learn from a Kintsugi master - some are in Kyoto, Japan, the art of repairing. People need metaphors and objects to understand the art of healing. Kintsugi reveals how to heal and shows you that you are better with your golden cracks.

 

Reference

Wikipedia and pictures from Canva

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