Emotional Kintsugi by Glen Martin Taylor
Make Art and Mend
Kintsugi is the ancient Japanese art of seeking beauty from imperfections by mending broken ceramics with gold lacquer. Artist Glen Martin Taylor has taken this one step further by incorporating an array of unusual found objects with broken porcelain pieces, some of which carry strong personal emotional significance.
China plates from the artist's grandmother were broken up, the missing pieces replaced by barbed wire and rusty chains, resulting in objects which look delicate and menacing at the same time. In another series discarded baby shoes are bound tightly to pieces of broken porcelain, adding a large dose of melancholy. Other unexpected found objects used include nails, cutlery and old newspapers.
These objects may have not have been "repaired" in the conventional sense, but their lost functionality has certainly been more than made up for by their spellbinding beauty and emotional impact.
LinksGlen Martin Taylor
Also in Do Blog
Budge Over Dover is a 825 square metre standalone house on the coast of Sydney designed by YSG. It has won the Residential Design and Residential Decoration categories at the prestigious Australian Interior Design Awards 2020.
Founded by furniture designers Josefine Krabbe Munck, Kamma Rosa Schytte, Kasper Kyster and Lærke Ryom, Ukurant showcases experimental products from emerging designers which straddle the border between art and commerce.
When asked to picture a villa set in the lush landscape of Bali, a raw concrete structure may not spring immediately to mind. Then again, Caceres + Tous, the architects of this house, make a point of pursuing challenging ideas which follow emotions, functionality and the landscape instead of following trends.