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Provencal Kintsugi
       
     
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Fifty-two Card Pick-up
       
     
Fifty-two Card Pick-up

Antique deck of cards, beads, 2.5" x 3", 2016.

Photography by Justin Chan

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Provencal Kintsugi
       
     
Provencal Kintsugi

Antique burlap sack, beads, antique sequins, metallic thread, 21" x 36", 2015.

Photography by Justin Chan

The concept of repairing an object is often interpreted as restoring a battered or broken item to its original state. However, the definition also lends itself as taking what is damaged, and using it to create something new. This work was created during my time studying abroad in Lacoste, France. Inspired by Japanese Kintsugi pottery techniques, and taking cues from the crudely-stitched patches already in existence on the burlap sack, I have added my own repairs as a way to enliven the mundane, and create contrast between the old and the new, the masculine and the feminine, the dull and the vibrant, and the rugged and the opulent. 

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