In an era where we readily discard age worn things, it’s time to embrace and fall in love with the cracks and flaws … to honour change and undulation. Perhaps even nurture it.
As a tribute to the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi-Sabi and Kintsugi, both of which denote a celebration of impermanence, irregularity and imperfection, “Broken Pieces” serves as a way to incorporate the cracks and decay into the everyday. It’s a nod to the art of repair. A reminder to re-upholster, re-cycle, re-create and re-evaluate what we already have.
The peeling walls in the abandoned diamond town looked like paint petals at dawn … and in the deserted buildings that the sand has slowly reclaimed, I felt the opulence and optimism of life in 1912, when the town flourished.
No less beautiful now, though broken and forsaken, it seemed fitting to marry the facets of its dynamic diamond history with the incredibly fragile and visceral beauty of life after people …