"perceiving beauty in the broken"—geraldine svic
Kintsukuroi— an ancient Japanese practice where broken pottery is mended back together using golden lacquer. This philosophy emphasizes that the broken is now more beautiful for having been broken.
Geraldine Svic's “Kintsukuroi” collection uses this ancient philosophy of “golden repair” to illustrate the silver linings on the rebuilding of one’s life and/or body after any physical, emotional, or mental trauma. The emphasis of this collection is to embrace our own brokenness and to focus on the silver lining within every given situation. It’s to embrace the beauty within our brokenness that builds us more whole.
Geraldine Svic's "Kintsukuroi" collection has been exhibited in OCAD University's 103rd Annual Graduate Exhibition (GradEx) May 3, 2018 - May 6, 2018.
"Kintsukuroi" has been published on OCAD U's Illustration website.