Kate Lionis is a watercolour artist as well as a photographer.
In THE LAB gallery collection, she has combined the artist flair of her beautiful stroke of paint with her camera, and composition skills to create something different for the viewer to explore the idea of the beauty of our "flaws" or "cracks"
What the artist is saying about the body of work
This image is part of the fine art series “Kintsugi”. The idea of mending after being broken and the process of mending yourself create a more beautiful version than at the beginning.
This idea was born through a personal tragedy during the global COVID pandemic. After being broken and left isolated to mend my life I started to transform by reconnecting with myself, listening to the simplicity of nature and connecting with who I truly am. I, slowly but surely, found the strength and tools to put my life back together, connect with myself in a more meaningful way and heal. The cracks that were created were becoming mended. In doing so I found gold within myself and turned a difficult situation into a valuable experience.
Like the Japanese artform of mending cracks of porcelain with gold, creating a more beautiful piece that highlights the beauty in the flaws.