Plaster & Alginate Casting; Found Object; M-Seal Adhesive
This artwork was very physical, process-based for me. It comprised dropping a vase that I found in a flea market, and then rejoining the fallen pieces. It was about the action of breaking & rejoining this vase & in turn giving this vase a second-life. I was inspired by the Japanese practice of Kitsungi which focuses on the beauty of cracks & faults in previously perfect objects. It believes in the philosophy of beauty in imperfection. I used the alginate-cast hands to represent my physical, tactile and tangible involvement with this artwork. The hands also signify that everything is a work in progress & is always in the process of improvement and growth created by the divine hands of the universe.