Hello guys! Today’s topic is about an how an art is made by mending broken pieces.
They say broken is beautiful, in this art form there is philosophy they follow that is those cracks that appear after mending the objects is considered to be the history of that object and those cracks are not to be hidden.
It teaches us a very important life lesson that
We should respect our past that is depicted through these scars and be grateful that the present you is because of the past you had .
Imperfection is the real Perfection.
The perfection you seek is ideal but not the truth but the imperfection you that is thriving to become the perfection is real.
In this art they seal the broken parts with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold,silver or platinum.
There are different styles of kintsugi
Crack :-They use gold dust and resin or lacquer to attach broken pieces with very less overlap or fill-in from missing pieces
Piece method :-In this they add gold /lacquer in place of the missing fragments of the broken object
Joint call :- In this method a fragment which not matching but is similarly shaped is used to replace a missing piece from the original broken object creating a patchwork effect.
Here mending the pieces and making an object from it gives them an unique aura,a special appearance and also gives the art form it's true meaning.
This art form is now an inspiration to modern artists ,this art form reduces the usage of things ,there is no wastage and infact it's as if the while mending a broken piece it's history ,the memories related to it everything is restored in the process.